One of four premiere parks for the City of Worcester, Gheluvelt Park is an oasis for local people and visitors alike, with a variety of experiences for people to enjoy. The older, original Gheluvelt Park was opened in 1922 and is ornamental in character with a wide brook, duck-pond, bandstand, War Memorial gate and feature, Splash Pad, tennis/netball courts, exercise equipment and Sons of Rest facilities. Whereas Gheluvelt Riverside enjoys a wonderful and peaceful setting next to the River Severn.
The park contains the Pump House Environment Centre, a converted and renovated Victorian pumping station which is now the home of the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust environmental charity. This wonderful building is a model of sustainable energy sources, with wind turbines, solar energy and ground-source heating supplying the building with heat and power. The Trust provide a community room, wildlife garden for school parties, children's workshops and refreshments for visitors in the Eco Cafe, which sells Fairtrade and locally sourced food and related products.
The park is a lively venue for families during the summer, with features funded by the HLF which include an interactive Splash Pad, play area and WW1 memorial interpretation feature, which are all very popular venues. There is busy events program which includes live music from the restored ornamental Victorian bandstand, Bark in the Park, the Worcester Show, healthy walks, creative workshops and gardening groups. In 2015 the public voted the park one of the top 3 parks in the UK in a Fields in Trust competition.