Celebration, Education, Recreation: A Park for People


We are an active community group committed to respecting the heritage of Castle Green, making more use of the park for today’s community and improving and protecting it for future generations.

The weather was superb for the River Carnival on Bank Holiday weekend.  There were 346 entries in the different classes for the Dog Show and the cafe almost sold out of cake!

The sun also shone on Historical Hereford Day with the Midsummer Fair.  Lots of displays from Hereford’s Home Front, six of the original Canary Girls, a wonderful children’s offer with skittles, stocks, a bouncy castle, Punch & Judy Show, Carnival Arts and archery (for which even the adults insisted on buying children’s wristbands).  Emma’s Pigs for delicious rare breed free range port sausages & pork burgers, Pim’s Thais dishes, The Friend’s Cafe for filled rolls and gorgeous cakes, Seb for cider and local beer.   Music too!  Pictures taken before it all got really busy.

The Pavilion is open for business for meetings & events, there is a fully equipped catering kitchen and the River Room and Artists’ Room directly overlook the River Wye. There are regular yoga and tai chi’ classes plus a lively youth music programme with the Music Pool’s ‘Livewire’ programme.

IT Support: The Learning Box@Brierley Court (just off Turner Street) is a new community resource centre, within walking distance of Castle Green.  IT beginners’ courses, lots of computers to drop-in and practise on and very helpful personnel.