Waunfawr Park

Waunfawr Park Road, Crosskeys NP11 7PH.

Dating from the early Edwardian era when the open space was originally laid out, the park lies at the foot the dramatic mountains of the lower Ebbw Valley at Crosskeys. A past site for the Urdd Eistedfodd, the park is a major sporting venue for the Crosskeys and Pontywaun areas and much of the parks 9 hectares are used for Cricket, Soccer and Rugby.
Of local historical importance is the original early 20th century bandstand. Once the centrepiece of almost every large park, this evocative part of our heritage is now the only example still surviving within the county borough.

The park is open daylight hours every day of the year.

Facilities

  • Multi Use Games Area
  • Bowling Green
  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Bandstand
  • Local cycle route
  • Park Attendant on site (summer only)

Waunfawr Park updates

Works have now been completed to the river walk at Waunfawr Park. The completion of the river walk has provided a linear walk within the park and is already proving very popular with walkers, cyclists and general park users.

River walk at the Waunfawr park

One of the recently felled trees has now been sculpted into an Acorn throne.

Sculpted tree

There has also been an increase in the use of the community garden/Forest school (old council nursery site) with regular user groups including Waunfawr Primary school, Crosskeys Brownies, Crosskeys Voluntary gardening group, Brooklands Day centre and the local community.

The area is a hive of activity most days providing an active learning environment for its many users and a peaceful setting for those who just want to sit and watch the world go by.

This area has a large greenhouse, allotment plots, a wildlife pond, various raised flower planters and BBQ facilities. CCBC have recently installed the Gold medal winning show garden that was displayed at the 2007 RHS show in Cardiff.

RHS show in Cardiff

(Show garden 2007 displayed at Cardiff)

The show garden also won best in show; the theme of the garden was mainly water conservation. The garden was designed to use drought tolerant plants and converting three septic tanks to catch rainwater, which in turn could be used as, water buts. To disguise the septic tanks, the tanks were turned in to chimneys, which helped with the Native American theme that was incorporated into its design. CCBC aim to complete the planting for this show garden in the near future

Welsh top of sign

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English botton sign