The Council wishes to apologise to our users at Elmore Park for the Park not been available last weekend. The member of staff was taken ill and because of the short notice we were unable to mobilise staff to that location. Measures have been put in place to trigger other Parks staff to attend to cover future absences.
Open-8.30am Close- 3.30pm November- March
Open-8.00am Close-7.00pm March- October
Elmore Park is located just a short distance from the Rugeley Town Centre.
This small town park has a number of features with a fenced play area, grass landscaped areas, formal annual bedding display, skateboard facilities [with larger facilities for "Skateboarders"] in the adjacent Hagley Fields site, the site also contains the very popular pets corner.
The site is dominated by the pool in the center of the park, it's "Horseshoe" shaped island and the mix of newly planted trees and mature trees offering a landscape feature to the local community and visitors to the site.
The park is constrained by the private properties and roads on Crossley Stone, Elmore Lane and the main Western Springs Road [A51] on the remaining boundary. There are access gates in to the park located on Crossley Stone and Elmore Road with the remaining gates accessed of the Western Springs Road.
The components of the site are Park 1.405 hec. Lake 0,5578 hec and the island is 0.0842 hec.
The Pets Corner on the site is extremely popular with the community and visitors to the park, it has four separated sections. The first section will be used as a classroom for education sessions all year round. Section two has Canaries, Zebra, and Bengalese Finches and two female quails. In section three there are Budgies and a male Quail, and in the last section we have and Guinea pigs. Pets Corner is currently undergoing maintenance, and we are hoping to welcome new animals after the work has been completed.
The lake is fed by the Rising Brook stream, this stream has its origins at Brindley Heath and follows the glacial valley through the middle of Cannock Chase to emerge at Hagley Playing Fields where it is culverted beneath the Western Springs Road to emerge in to the park. The water exit's the lake in the park via a small weir and sluice gate near Elmore Lane entrance, from here its culverted underground all the way through the center of the town of Rugeley.
Fishing is not permitted in the lake, as there are a healthy population of the native White Clawed Crayfish which is nationally a protected species, the following species of fish have been identified in the lake i.e. Brown Trout, Common Carp, Eel, Gudgeon, Perch, and Pike along with our resident Terrapins.
Feeding the ducks and birds on the lake especially for young children makes for a pleasant visit to the park, unfortunately processed bread is not the correct food for the birds as it is not a healthy diet in large amounts.
Please be aware that Avian Influenza (bird flu) cases have been confirmed in Staffordshire County. Avian influenza is a notifiable animal disease. If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline (03459 33 55 77). Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that you find. To help stop the spread of Bird Flu please do not feed wild waterfowl as this causes 'frenzied feeding' and can cause further harm.
The above leaflet offers information on the Elmore Tree Trail a mix of 18 different species of trees making the park a mini-arboretum for the area.
Elmore Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for quality parks from 2010 to present.