Iris Brickfield has been developed over the past twenty years as a community park with an emphasis on nature. Areas of grass are left uncut during the summer to encourage wildlife flowers. A pond and wetland area attracts many bird species, amphibians and bats. There are also areas planted for the benefit of local wildlife and an area created for a community orchard.
The park is open at all times
Iris Brickfield is situated in the Heaton area of Newcastle. There are three entrances at the back of Whitefield Terrace and entrances from Rothbury Terrace.
The park has two small play areas, a trim trail and areas suitable for playing football. Towards the Rothbury Terrace end of the park is a pond that has been developed for wildlife and has a pond dipping platform.
There are no toilet facilities at Iris Brickfield.
Iris Brickfield is located on a flat area of land. All paths and entrances are suitable for wheelchairs, push chairs and mobility scooters.
How to get to Iris Brickfield
Most people access the park on foot from the surrounding streets off Chillingham Road. To arrive by public transport, the number 1 bus from the city centre stops on Whitefield Terrace.
There is an active group who meet regularly and organise volunteer days, clean ups and events on Iris Brickfield. For more information, visit the Friends of Iris Brickfield Facebook page.