Beechwood park

Beechwood Park is a 30 acre park with mature trees and play areas with entrances on Chepstow Road, Christchurch Road and Beechwood Road.

See the location of Beechwood Park

Opening times

Beechwood Park opens at 6am and closes at dusk, download the 2017 park opening hours (pdf).

Cafe

There is a cafe near Beechwood House, Mrs T's Beechwood Park Cafe.

Public transport

Buses run along Chepstow Road and Christchurch Road and stop outside the park, visit Newport Transport for details. 

Room hire

The recently restored Beechwood House has room and spaces which can be hired for events

History

Beechwood House, a Grade II listed building, was built in 1877-78 as the private residence of George Fothergill, a tobacco manufacturer and former Mayor of Newport and the 30 acre park originally formed the private grounds.

In 1900, Newport Borough Council bought Beechwood House and the grounds were opened up as a public park. During the World War I, the house was used as a convalescent home.

Beechwood House was occupied by American forces during World War II and then had a number of uses including a hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis, an open air school and a model railway club.

Friends of Ornamental Parks

The Friends of Newport's Ornamental Parks was set up in 2006 to work with Newport City Council on the future management of Newport’s Victorian parks.  

Contact

Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR
Telephone: (01633) 656656 

Email: info@newport.gov.uk