Opened in 1909 when the site was given by the Carr family as a public recreation ground, Innox Park is an important local resource. It sits between two large housing areas, providing residents with an extensive open recreational and informal space and great views out over the city. Bath City Farm is immediately adjacent to the park and can be accessed on an informal path.
Innox Park is of city-wide visual importance for breaking up the Twerton townscape. The woodland bordering Bath City Farm at the top of the park is an important part of the city's world heritage landscape.
Innox Park, Shophouse Road, Bath, BA2 1ED.
On street parking on the roads surrounding the park. Please park considerately and observe any local parking restrictions.
There is a tarmacadam path which crosses the park. The park occupies a steep site so does not otherwise lend itself to disabled access
There is a selection of children's play equipment and a designated space for informal ball games.
Green open space with views of the World Heritage City skyline. Tarmacadam path linking Freeview Road in the west to Shophouse Road in the east. Wildflower meadows provide nectar for pollinating insects and educational interest in biodiversity. Wooded area adjacent to Bath City Farm.
Good public transport links to Shophouse Road. Train station at Oldfield Park, approximately 1.7miles walk to the east.
The Council’s Parks and Green Spaces Department is working with the community to develop a long-term plan for how Innox Park can be improved and managed in the future. To kick-start the process the green space has been allocated £79,000 of Section 106 developer contributions to spend on priority improvements. Further improvements will be subject to securing additional funding.
What Has Happened So Far?
Change is Coming to Innox Park!
Thank you to those who have taken the time to participate in the consultation activities over the last few months. The proposal has been well supported and the priority improvements will now go ahead.
This will include:
- Improved entrances at The Brow and Freeview Road
- Renovation of the existing fenced play area
- Tree planting and creation of new wild meadow areas
- Improved ball games area
- More seating around the park
- New signs and noticeboards
What Happens Next?
By the end of March 2019
- Tender the work and produce a plan for when the works will be delivered
April – August 2019
- Priority improvements carried out
- Parts of the park may be unavailable for periods of time during this period but prior warning will be given
Community Tree Planting Day
Thank you to all of the volunteers who took part in the community tree planting day which took place on Saturday 16th February 2019.
Together we planted over 200 trees including Alder, Elm, Field Maple and a variety of fruit trees.
The trees will benefit residents for generations to come by helping to improve air quality, encouraging wildlife and providing shade and fruit for park visitors.
For more information and photos see the Friends of Innox Park facebook page.
Play Area Improvements
Work to improve the play facilities is due to start soon and, subject to weather conditions, should be complete by the end of July, in time for the school summer holidays.
The work, which has been led by feedback from the consultation, will include:
- A complete overhaul of the fenced play area with a range of new play equipment focused mainly on children up to the age of 6
- A multi-sports unit (football and basketball) with an area of synthetic grass and natural stone play boulders for older children
- New seating in the play area and a short section of path linking the play area to the existing path - making the play area more accessible
You can see some 3D designs of the new play facilities here (PDF Viewer required):
The play area will be out of bounds from early June and early July to allow work to take place safely.
We're Part of Bathscape
Innox Park is part of Bath’s skyline – an important attribute of the city’s status as a world heritage city. For this reason, we’re working with Bathscape – a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project aimed at reconnecting people with the natural landscape surrounding Bath
The Bathscape Scheme brings together a broad partnership with a shared ambition to see the value of the landscape surrounding the city recognised and its threats addressed. Twenty five interconnected projects will bring the landscape centre stage, making it better managed and experienced. Bathscape aims to inspire a greater number and wider range of people to: explore the built and natural environments; become involved in its protection; and improve their health and wellbeing.Find out more about the Bathscape project by clicking here.
Friends of Innox Park
Lots of people have told us that they'd like to be more involved in looking after the park, helping to organise events, raise money and have more of a say in its future.
Please like and follow these social media accounts to support this new group.
Get Involved and Keep in Touch
Subscribe to our mailing list for occasional email updates about the improvement project
Contact Pete Sessions, Parks Projects Manager, for comments or further information