King Kong is coming home

This summer, Cordia Blackswan is bringing Birmingham’s infamous King Kong home in a celebration of the city being the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

50 years after Kong’s first visit to the city, Nicholas Monro’s sculpture will return to Birmingham in his very own pop-up park: King Kong Park at Commonwealth Row.

King Kong Park

King Kong Park will bring together the local community, visitors, athletes, and tourists in a festival-style celebration of the city.

Working together with local artists, one of Birmingham’s biggest independent food operators and event organisers, the park will host live music, sport events and street food and drink suppliers in the run up to and during the Games. Commonwealth Games events will be livestreamed on a big screen, and the park will also have a running track for visitors to use.

The Park will be open from Friday 22nd July until Monday 8th August 2022 from 12pm-11pm each day and entry is free of charge.

Find King Kong Park
Located on Great Hampton Row in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, King Kong Park will be right at the heart of Cordia Blackswan’s residential and commercial development hub along Great Hampton Street. The park is a 7-minute walk from Snow Hill Station, a 15-minute walk from New Street Station and a 2-minute walk from St. Paul’s Tram Station.

Returning a key piece of Birmingham’s history

A 7m tall sculpture of King Kong, created by RoboCarv will form the centrepiece of the park. Identical to the original sculpture by Nicholas Monro and with the family’s blessings, we have worked hard to return King Kong to his original state and to bring him back to his rightful home here in Birmingham.

It’s time to go ape and get ready for an awesome summer in Brum. Join us from 22nd July for live Games, music, street food, King Kong, and more monkey business.

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