About Sanders Park
The park was named after two sisters - the titular Sanders family bequeathed the site to Bromsgrove District Council to be used for the health, relaxation and wellbeing of the people of Bromsgrove. We manage the park on this basis to meet the modern day needs of the local community. As well as a wide range of facilities for informal and formal recreation, the park hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
In the area of the park by Watt Close there used to be an Elizabethan water mill powered by the Battlefield Brook. This was converted in the late eighteenth century to one of the first cotton spinning factories in England, finally ending its working life as the first open air swimming pool in the area. It’s now a water feature for everyone to enjoy.
A sensory garden for playing in - or just for a slice of tranquillity - was added to Sanders Park in 2013 thanks to funding from the Rotary Club. It is in front of the park’s information office and includes water rills, sensory planting and informal pathways and seating.
Renowned Bromsgrove poet and scholar A. E. Housman - a bronze statue of Housman adorns the town's High Street - often refers to the landscape of Battlefield Brook Valley and what is now Sanders Park in his work.