Lake at Alvaston Park
Alvaston Park in Autumn
Alvaston Park, railway bridge
Alvaston Park, BMX track
Ducklings at Alvaston Park
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates - Following the Government’s change in guidance, visitors can enjoy and make more use of Derby’s parks and open spaces.
The Derby Parks team are asking all park users to be considerate and continue to use social distancing to keep themselves and each other safe. Some facilities remain closed, please visit the news story for up to date information. You can contact the parks team by email at email@example.com
The Orangery at Markeaton Park Craft Village will be open Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.00pm, Weekends 9.30am-5.00pm until 1 Nov. From 2nd Nov the times will change to Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm, weekends 9.30am-4.00pm.
Chaddesden Park will be only open at the weekends 10am-5pm until 1 Nov, then from 2 Nov onwards will be weekends only 10am-4pm.
Alvaston Park is open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and weekends 9am-5pm until November 1st. Then from 2 Nov onwards Monday to Friday 10am-3:30pm weekends 9am-4pm.
The Waterside Café at Alvaston Park are opening for takeaway Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm, and Weekends 9am to 5pm.
Only open at the weekends 10.00-5.00 until 1st November, and then they close until February half term.
The Ice Cream Kiosk at Mundy Play Centre Markeaton is open weekends 10am-5pm until 1st November, and then they close until February half term.
There is also a new Pizza Kiosk at Mundy Play Centre Markeaton, which is open weekends 10am-5pm until 1st November, and then they close until February half term.
Park Public Toilets
Toilets at the Markeaton Park Craft Village are open between 10am – 5pm and are being monitored throughout the day. To ensure staff and public safety, one male, one female and one disabled toilet will be available with appropriately distanced queues and enhanced cleaning in place. We are constantly reviewing these procedures.
Toilets are also open at:
Allestree Park 7:30am – 5pm
Alvaston Park 10am – 4pm
Chaddesden Park 11am - 4pm
Darley Park 10am – 4pm
Enhanced cleaning operations and social distancing are key to their successful operation.
Paddling Pool and Water Play
Owing to safety concerns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Markeaton Park paddling pool, and the splash pad at Chaddesden Park, will stay closed for the summer season.
For more information visit Derby Parks COVID-19 updates news page.
We apologise for not being able to provide water play this summer, but your safety is our priority.
Alvaston Park is a picturesque, riverside park covering 85 acres. It's situated in the south of Derby, about two miles from the city centre. The Park has successfully secured Green Flag Award status for the last 5 years.
Alvaston Park offers a wealth of activities from fishing, exploring the science garden, riding your BMX, playing football to enjoying a leisurely walk around the historic lake. So whether you want to learn, be active or relax, there's something for everyone.
What to do
Alvaston Park Friends
Alvaston Park Friends is a group created to facilitate the involvement of the local community, and thus make the park a better place for all of its visitors. The Friends group have been very successful so far and with many ideas for future improvements. The group were the inspiration behind the Science Garden seen on the park today, along with hosting the very successful Alvaston Park Family Fun Day which takes place in July. For further information and how you can get involved, please visit the Alvaston Park Friends website.
There is disabled access to the park, car parking facilities and level paths around the park that are suitable for wheelchair users. Play areas, pavilion and Waterside Cafe are all accessible by wheelchair. Disabled toilets are access from outside the building a radar key, when the building is open.
Images from Flickr