Friends of Huntingtree Park

April 2020

Due to Coronavirus restrictions the Bowling Green had to remain closed for April and most of May..

bowling green

A welcome display

February 2020

Daffodils planted by pupils of Huntingtree and Lutley Schools over recent years can only mean an imminent Spring..

daffodils

Christmas Fair

30th November 2019

Ever since the Friends were formed in 2006, an annual Christmas Fair has been the foundation of our fundraising. So again this year after much preparation, a variety of stalls attracted our many supporters to visit the hub, renew old friendships and spend, raising over £400 in the course of the afternoon. We plan this money will enable us to further enhance the attraction of the Park including the purchase of an additional Picnic Bench for the wildflower area.

Xmas fair
Xmas fair

Spin Cycles

October 2019

Near the Activity Centre, we have an Energy Gym consisting of two exercise cycles fitted with USB sockets so that you can use your efforts to charge your mobile phone while exercising. Surprisingly, in the six months to October, our installation was recorded as the 7th most used facility in the country. We are aware that young members of our community congregate in that area during the long summer evenings so we assume they are responsible for this outcome feeding both their need to expend energy and their addiction to social media.

Energy gym

Storytelling

1st November 2019

Around 25 toddlers turned up for an exciting morning with a fireworks theme. There was much fun with wooshes and bangs, a craft item to make and an indoor treasure hunt. Judging from the sound level in the room, it was greatly enjoyed.

Storytime
Storytime
Storytime
Storytime

Wildflowers

4th August 2019

Ater several years of frankly disappointing results, the Greencare staff have turned up trumps this year with an impressive display of wildflowers.  Our thanks go to Wayne for his perseverence.

wildflowers
wildflowers
wildflowers
wildflowers

Trophy Competition

13th July 2019

Eighteen bowlers met to contest for the Friends Bowling Trophy.   In pleasant weather, bowlers were progressively sidelined to the refreshment gazebo until only Paul Hackett and John Gough were left to battle in the finale.   A close fought match left Paul Hackett as the 2019 winner.   Our thanks to Carl and his daughter for their flawless administration.

2019 competition
2019 competition

Picnic Bench

14 May 2019

In May a long-term ambition was fulfilled when a Picnic bench purchased by the Friends was installed overlooking the Bowling Green and the wildflower areas.
It quickly found use by families looking for convenient Al Fresco dining.

Picnic Table

Storytelling

24th April 2019

We were joined in April by Kirsten from Worcester. She told a story for toddlers about Rainbows with lots of active involvement followed by a small craft project and a treasure hunt round the bowling green. Altogether a most enjoyable morning.

story telling
story telling

Hub Activities

Due to Government restrictions in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Activity Centre will be closed until further notice

Huntingtree Park

Huntingtree Park is situated in the residential area of Hasbury, a short distance from Halesowen Town Centre. The park occupies about 9 acres of land between Huntingtree Road and Thornhill Road opposite Huntingtree Primary School.

More details including a map are available on the Park page.

The Friends with the Green Flag Award

The Friends of Huntingtree Park group was formed in 2006 to improve the park and change its run down appearance. After a Consultation Day with local residents in 2008, a Masterplan of improvements was approved by Dudley MBC.
We believe that by making improvements to the park we will address anti-social behaviour, create a sense of community pride in the park and increase the number of people using the amenities.
We are a voluntary group who receive great support for our efforts from the local community, Dudley CVS, Dudley MBC and GreenCare.


Exercise & Socialise

Tuesday 1pm to 3pm

The Exercise & Socialise Group

The exercise and socialise group meet at 1pm for a short walk in and around the park returning for a welcome ‘cuppa’ and an opportunity to knit, sew and chat.
All age groups are welcome to join and will receive a warm welcome.


Health Walks

Thursday 10am

Enjoyable walks on a Thursday morning through the scenic, historic landscapes of Lutley, Uffmoor and adjacent localities.
Walkers follow the ups and downs of undulating terrain to maintain personal fitness whilst enjoying distant views and diversities of flora and wildlife.
Routes vary from week to week but most trails involve climbing over stiles and negotiating stretches of seasonal mud, puddles, boggy, rough or loose ground. Sensible footwear, clothing and a drink is essential.


Stretch and Tone

Friday 11:00am – 12noon

A session of gentle stretching and mobility exercises designed to enhance mobility, develop postural alignment, free up restrictions, rebalance muscles, improve core strength and reduce stress. Everyone welcome, have a chat, meet new people and have fun!


Buggy Walk/

Stay and Play

A session designed specifically for Mums with babies in pushchairs, giving mothers the opportunity to exercise followed by a friendly session of coffee, biscuits and indoor toddler play.


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