Welcome to Port Loop.
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South Loop Park
Helping the community to get outside and enjoy outdoor spaces together was one of the guiding principles of Port Loop’s masterplan.
So, we created South Loop Park – central Birmingham’s first public park in over a decade.
Its launch was celebrated with our huge Play Out Til Tea event where the community enjoyed bubble displays, hula-hooping, a craft tipi, a DIY drive-in cinema, an outdoor library, a story zone, face painting, and picnic areas.
Now, South Loop Park has become the neighbourhood’s favourite outdoor venue, where events including The Big Lunch, art exhibitions, and music and dance performances are hosted.
(It’s also the best place in the neighbourhood to get onto the canal in your kayak).
On Saturdays, local cyclists can bring their bikes to The Floating Front Room for a basic bike check by Ezo Cycles. It’s a weekly community initiative organised by Civic Square.
As well as this, throughout August and September, Ezo Cycle ride and maintenance mini classes will be open to all.
The 30-minute classes are designed to teach all cyclists essential skills for maintaining their bike – from identifying a problem to resolving the issue using essential ride tools (which will be provided).
YARD at Port Loop
YARD is Port Loop’s art house. It’s run by MAIA Group and housed in one of our three-storey Town House homes.
At YARD, the local community can enjoy exhibitions from international artists-in-residence, chefs-in-residence who use the open-plan kitchen space to bring new culinary experiences to the neighbourhood, acoustic jam nights, open-house events, gaming events, mindfulness sessions, yoga, and more.
YARD also has its own weekly podcast and playlist and hosts a free monthly brunch.
Port Loop fitness
Local fitness instructor, Victoria, holds weekly fitness classes on Port Loop’s communal green spaces every Saturday from 9am to 10am.
The local community can join in with boot camp sessions, functional fitness classes, strength and endurance training and more.
The sessions encourage residents and friends to live healthier lifestyles while connecting and meeting with other neighbours.
Keeping fit at Port Loop
Port Loop has funded a brand-new parkrun event at Edgbaston Reservoir, Ladywood.
Every Saturday at 9am, members of the community can enjoy a friendly 5k run. Runs are positive, welcoming and inclusive.
Everyone is welcome to join in – whether you want to walk, jog, run, volunteer or just watch from the sidelines.
As part of the Port Loop masterplan, we’ll be creating Tubeworks – a social, community and cultural hub for all to enjoy.
Plans for Tubeworks are still under discussion, but could include a coffee shop, co-working space, a parcel delivery hub, a bike repair shop, rehearsal spaces, workshops, kitchens, markets, a crèche, a bakery or a micro-brewery.
Whatever the final range of services, Tubeworks will be the heart of community life on this exciting urban island.
So far, more than 200 people have taken part in the kayak lessons at South Loop Park. Lessons are due to return this summer.
Prior to the last lockdown, Pedalling Pantry by Jas was visiting Port Loop every week with fresh fruit and veg. Jas will be returning to Port Loop for pop-up events soon, but residents can order the Pedalling Pantry to their door in the meantime.
Whether you are a Port Loop resident or neighbour from the surrounding area everyone is welcome. There are plenty of things going on to enjoy, meet new people and make the most of the outdoor space, canals and parks.
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