Alvaston Park

Lake at Alvaston Park

Lake at Alvaston Park

Alvaston Park in Autumn

Alvaston Park in Autumn

Alvaston Park, railway bridge

Alvaston Park, railway bridge

Alvaston Park, BMX track

Alvaston Park, BMX track

Ducklings at Alvaston Park

Ducklings at Alvaston Park

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 will be able to make more use of Derby’s parks and open spaces from Wednesday 13 May.

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 parksadmin@derby.gov.uk

The Orangery at Markeaton Park Craft Village, and The Waterside Café at Alvaston Park are opening for takeaway Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm, and Weekends 9am to 5pm.

The Ice Cream Kiosk at Mundy Play Centre Markeaton is open Mon - Fri 10.30am to 4.30pm, Sat - Sun 10.30am - 5pm, weather permitting. 

There is also a new Pizza Kiosk at Mundy Play Centre Markeaton, open Mon - Fri 11.30am to 4.30pm, Sat - Sun 11.30am - 5.30pm, weather permitting. 

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.

Accessibility

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

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