The park has it's own Rugby club founded in 1871. The club has a rich history and have hosted the New Zealand All Blacks team on four occasions. Matches are still played and the clubs success continues to grow.
BPFC is located in the upper park
The iconic cricket pavilion in the park was actually opened a year before the park itself, in 1846. There is also the slightly younger St Mary's Club in the park. District league games are still held here.
Located between the upper and lower park on Cavendish Road, there are several full size tennis courts. These are available to book for matches via the council website, linked below
To get active and get out of the weather the Visitor Centre has it's own table tennis which is usually set up in the gallery and can be played for £1 for singles or £2 for doubles.
The Table is only set up when there are no gallery events on, so we recommend ringing before you come if you would like to use the table!
The park has a 2 mile long drive that circles both the upper and lower park, which is perfect for cyclists wanting to train or to see the entirety of the park. There are also several races held throughout the year.
Crown Green Bowls
The park has it's own bowling green which is used regularly by the local clubs. A great way to enjoy the fresh air and catch up with friends! The Greens are open to the public seasonally, and are closed in the Winter.