Priory Park improvement plan

We are passionate about Priory Park and we know how much our visitors and residents value it. That’s why we have an improvement plan in place to make your visit even more enjoyable. Sign up to our Latest News email alerts to keep up to date with the developments.

We’ve already:

  • Installed recycling bins to help you keep the park clean and tidy and support our planet
  • Refurbished and repaired the shelters by the duck pond
  • Resurfaced and repaired paths around the park
  • Planted new wild flowers to improve biodiversity
  • Desilted the upper pond and carried out repairs to improve water quality
  • Started work to replace the play area (read more about the revamp and see more artist impressions and frequently asked questions)

We will:

  • Install bird and bat boxes to support wildlife
  • Carry out general decoration and repair work
  • Put in new welcome signs

Artist Impression of New Priory Park Play Area

A design of the new play area at Priory Park


Priory Park

Priory Park is close to Malvern Town Centre next to the historic Malvern Theatres. Visitors can also enjoy splendid views of the Malvern Hills from the park.

Every year the park hosts a variety of events including live music, outdoor cinema and festivals attracting people from near and far.

The park also includes a children's play area, a Victorian bandstand and duck pond.

The park started out as the grounds of Priory Mansion which was built by Alfred Miles Speer and completed in 1877. He bought at auction for £4,500 what is now Priory Park and Swan Pool.

The current plan of the park has changed little from the original layout of the pleasure gardens associated with Priory Mansion. Many of the paths still follow their original routes and a large proportion of the trees date from the Victorian era.

Malvern Splash Leisure Centre, which is based at the entrance off Priory Road, was built in 1988 replacing an open air swimming pool. It has recently had a £2million revamp including a new flume and water play features.

A view looking down towards the bandstand in Priory Park





Friends of Priory Park

We have a wonderful group of volunteers that support the work done by our grounds maintenance staff, to help keep Priory Park looking beautiful.

The Friends of Priory Park (FOPP) group carry out activities including litter picking, weeding, planting bulbs and creating insect habitats. They also discuss and offer feedback on ideas to improve the park.

If you would like to join the group email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to find us

If you're visiting Priory Park then you can find us at: Priory Park, Malvern, WR14 3DR.

A view of the pond in Priory Park and the bridge going over it