Derby's parks & open spaces

Picturesque walk around Markeaton Park

Picturesque walk around Markeaton Park

Take a leisurely walk through Allestree Park

Take a leisurely walk through Allestree Park

There's so much to explore at Markeaton Park

There's so much to explore at Markeaton Park

Have a walk or run around Chaddesden Park

Have a walk or a run around Chaddesden Park

Playground on Osmaston Park

Playground on Osmaston Park

Picturesque walk around Markeaton Park
Take a leisurely walk through Allestree Park
There's so much to explore at Markeaton Park
Have a walk or run around Chaddesden Park
Playground on Osmaston Park

Derby has many fine parks and gardens for public use. There are over 375 parks and open spaces covering 13% of Derby City (900 hectares), which is equivalen to 2200 football pitches.

Derby boasts the first and oldest surviving public park in England, the Arboretum which was donated to the people of Derby in 1840 by local mill owner and former Mayor Joseph Strutt.