The War Memorial Park is Coventry's premier park and attracts around 400,000 visitors from all over the city and beyond every year. Many come to enjoy a casual visit, while others come to take part in some of the many special events that take place throughout the year.
Roughly 48.5 hectares in size, the park is made up of two areas, the formal garden with the War Memorial and the sports areas, with playing fields, footgolf course, Splash 'n' Play Park and play areas. There is also a 1.6 mile circular footpath around the park.
The War Memorial Park is now listed as a Grade II park by English Heritage and the War Memorial itself is listed as Grade II * by English Heritage. Details of the listing can be found by visiting the English Heritage website.
Coventry parks are suspending the use of barbecues due to the current high risk of fire, and the amount of fires, particularly at Coombe Abbey Country Park.
The request follows general safety advice about the use of barbecues at home and in other green spaces.
A Coventry parks spokesperson, said: “We have had a number of fires caused by the use of barbecues – particularly at Coombe Country Park.
"We are suspending their use until further notice in Council parks, and hope that local people will co-operate and ensure that everyone can enjoy the amenities at their local parks safely.”
For fire safety advice, visit the West Midlands Fire Service website.