Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park will play host to the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls events during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Up to 5,000 fans per day will watch the action across five bowling greens.
The bowling greens are among the best in the country. The venue annually hosts the Bowls England National Championships, attended by 30,000 people, and held the Women’s World Championships in 1996 and 2004.
The 2007 European Race-Walking Cup was also staged at the park, which boasts 10 tennis courts, a skate park, a paddling pool, and a play area.
The park was opened in 1899 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and provide more recreation space for the growing town. Throughout the 19th century, it was the venue for galas, military parades, flower shows and circuses.
Accessibility: At this venue there is a mix of hard-standing pathways, trackway, and grass. Some areas of the park outside of the ticketed spectator area may become muddy and wet in bad weather, which may not be suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users or those with limited mobility. Accessible facilities and services at this venue include a changing places toilet.