Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It offers a place to escape from day to day living and city life and experience a little bit of countryside on Derby’s doorstep.
But behind the modern day park lays a fascinating history that is waiting to be discovered. The park as we know it today can be traced back to the medieval period, when the first park was laid out. Over the following centuries the park went through many changes, from arable fields to an enclosed designed 18th century park and hall and finally at the beginning of the 20th century into the public park of today. The park has many features that mark this history: ancient veteran trees, historic lost roads, old arable field patterns, the 18th century park and buildings and the remains of a Second World War army camp.
Jenson Button Trust Triathlon
Heading to the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon this weekend? Be sure to check out the event information, including car parking, on the event website. Official car parks are Mundy Centre and Craft Village (DE22 1GB) £4.40 per day, University of Derby (DE22 1GB) free of charge, and Kingsway Barracks (DE22 3FJ) free of charge. Spectator and general public parking is very limited so we would advise parking in the city centre and getting to the park via bus, bike or foot.
To facilitate and support the safety of the event and it’s participants there will be road closures in place in the surrounding area between 08:45 – 16:30. For more information please visit the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon website.
If you are intending on coming to the event or to the park on Sunday , we would encourage where possible the use of public transport and walking, due to the very limited car parking available. If you require more information on the event and it’s road closures please e mail email@example.com
What to do
There is disabled access to the park and level paths around the park that are suitable for wheelchair users. There is a car park with ramped access. Play areas, the Craft Village and the Orangery Cafe are all accessible by wheelchair.
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Book or plan an event
Due to its great transport links Markeaton Park is easily accessible and attracts a regional audience. If you would like to hold an event at Markeaton Park, please head to our space hire page.
Schools and colleges
If you are interested in visiting as a school or group please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.