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Bleak Hill Park

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Type  Public park
Operator  Birmingham City Council
Area  31.5 acres (0.127 km)
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Location  Erdington, West Midlands, UK
Operated by  Birmingham City Council

Bleak Hill Park (formerly known as Short Heath Recreational Ground) is a public park in Erdington, Birmingham, UK. It is identified by Birmingham City Council as a "green corridor".

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History

The park is named after the topographical name of the nearby area; referring to either "bleak hills" or "black hills". Like the origin of Blakesley Hall in Yardley, three Old English words could provide the root of the word "Bleak" – one meaning "black", one meaning "to shine", and one meaning "shining, pale, or bleak".

The area was first recorded as Blakhilles in 1461.

Renovation

In 2008, the park underwent a £100,000 transformation to remove graffiti and litter and to install sports pitches.

References

Bleak Hill Park Wikipedia


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