We are Arno's Park Action Group, a group of locals who love the park, and are constantly trying to improve it. We really want to see as many people as possible spending time in this wonderful open space. We are planning events throughout the year and would love to hear from anybody who would like to join in, or who has an idea for an event.
To find out more about APAG, please do have a look around the site, and come back soon to find out what's happening.
We now have a facebook page - please pop over to APAG and say hello!
We look forward to seeing you at Arno's Court Park very soon.
February 4th, 2015, time and location to be confirmed
If you are interested in coming and aren't already on the mailing list of supporters, please email me for location or to request your addition to the mailing list.
BMX track – construction is due to commence on site on Monday 20th October 2014, subject to the weather conditions permitting, the company leading the installation is Architrail.
The construction should take approx. 4-6 weeks and the track should be open 2 -4 weeks after completion. See pictures of the progress here.
"My father use to be the groundsman for the park in the early 1950s where he met my mother. My mother was a seamstress for John lewis, they had their main sewing factory at Brislington, next to the bristol omnibus chassis building depot. My parents often told me that they met there during their lunch breaks and would often feed the sheep. My father said the sheep were so tame that they would often take food from your hand. They married in 1955 and I came on the scene in 1958: we all lived in the Southville area of Bristol.
My mother often took me and my sister to Arnos court park, she was expecting my brother back in January 1963 and slipped down in the snow, I was unable to assist my mother in getting back up but a kind gentleman helped her. I can always remember catching a double decker bus to get there, there were never any sheep then. We visited the park on many occasion and use to enjoy using the play equipment there, I think I can recall the park had a paddling pool there.
Sadly my father passed away in 1995 from heart disease and I lost my mother to septicemia October of this year. I would like to pay a visit to this park once again in the early part of the new year and if possible lay a floral tribute in their memory. The park has always held fond memories for me even in the depth of winter."
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