Norfolk Heritage Park

Norfolk Heritage Park is a unique inner-city green space consisting of 28 hectares of Grade II* listed historic parkland with some amazing views over the city.

The park has a long history, as it is one of the oldest public parks in the country. It is a wonderful mix of rolling grass areas, impressive tree-line avenues and wild woodland with the character of a traditional country estate.

The original park boundary is listed as Grade II* on English Heritage’s Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. The park contains 5 Grade ll listed buildings / structures of architectural or historical interest. 

The park forms part of the Norfolk Heritage Trail, a walking route you can do from the city centre with lots to explore along the way. 

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday: Open 24 Hours

Additional Information

There are two playgrounds in the park – the Under 8s and the Over 8s – which are popular younger visitors.

The Centre in the Park is a purpose-built community building located within Norfolk Heritage Park. The centre includes meeting rooms, a café serving local produce and a creche. 

Norfolk Park - known today as Norfolk Heritage Park - was one of the first free public parks in the country. The laying out of the Park commenced in 1841, and it was opened in 1848. 

Most of the park was gifted to the city from the Duke of Norfolk in 1910, with the Jervis Lum woodland following in 1956.

The general layout of the park was based around a circular 4m wide carriageway linked to the main entrances by impressive tree-lined avenues. The avenue to Granville Road is of Turkey Oaks and the avenue to Norfolk Park Road is of Lime trees.  

The park contains 5 Grade II Listed buildings or structures.

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