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Arno's Park Action Group

Map of the park

Explore the park.


To find out more about what APAG has done, please do have a look around the site. There are links to some of the events we've organised HERE. It's great to see what a community can accomplish when it pulls together!

Although the group is now dormant, we still have a facebook page - please pop over to APAG and say hello.



The Bristol South Skyline Walk, (funded by Bristol Green Capital 2015) is an exciting new walking and running route for walkers, pram/buggy users and runners - which starts at Bristol Temple Meads.

The walk's details can be found here (.pdf format).


BMX track - now complete and in use!

See pictures of the progress here.


Community Garden - Archaeology - a report by Ken Taylor

Memories of the Park

"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."


Other Links

Part of Bristol City Council, TreeBristol was established to plant thousands of new trees in the city.

The Woodland Trust
National charity promoting woodlands and native trees.
Woodland Trust

Trees for Cities
National charity working with local communities on tree planting projects in urban areas
Trees for Cities