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 

Markeaton Park Paddling Pool will reopen to the public daily 10.30am – 4pm from Fri 23 Jul until Sun 5 Sep. The grassed area around the paddling pool will also be available to use.

The Splash Pad in Chaddesden Park will also reopen to daily from 12noon until 5pm from Sat 24 Jul until Sun 5 Sep. 

Read more about preparations for reopening and safety measures in place.

Respect other people and the measures that local authorities and site management have put in place to help ensure social distancing and protect the natural environment.

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.

Summer 2021 in Alvaston Park

Join Alvaston Park Friends and Derby Parks for a programme of summer fun with lots of activities across the school holidays.

There are lots to do, on your own or in a group, join us for a Saturday Fun Day. 

  • Sat 7 Aug 2021 – 12- 4pm Join Alvaston Park Friends, Alvaston Park Pirates Model Boat Club, Police and a few others in an afternoon of crafts, displays and other activities.

  • Sat 14 Aug 2021 – 12-4pm – Active Dads are hosting a dog show for all. Join your pet and have your portrait taken with Ian Richardson (charges apply).
  • Sat 21 Aug 2021 – 12pm to 4pm - Hosted by Alvaston Park Friends, why not join in by bringing your favourite teddy bear, your own picnic or purchase from the waterside café and enjoy a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on the Park.

Running throughout the summer, are a number of trails for all to enjoy celebrating the wonders of nature all-around use at Alvaston Park. To download your map or view it on your phone visit the Trail Map web page here. 

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Indian night
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Indian night

Sat 31 Jul

Fancy taking your tastebuds on a travel around the world? More

Alvaston Park Summer Fun
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Alvaston Park Summer Fun

Sat 7 - Sat 21 Aug

Join Alvaston Park Friends and Derby Parks for a programme of summer fun activities across the school holidays. More

Mexican Night
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Mexican Night

Sat 7 Aug

Fancy taking your tastebuds on a travel around the world? New to Alvaston Park; Summer nights Alfresco dining at the Waterside. More

Caribbean Night
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Caribbean Night

Sat 21 Aug

Fancy taking your tastebuds on a travel around the world? New to Alvaston Park; Summer nights Alfresco dining at the Waterside. More

Santa Visits Alvaston Park
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Santa Visits Alvaston Park

Sun 5 Dec, 12pm - 4pm

Santa will be visiting the park along with his Elves. More

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. 

Get involved

Information relating to Coronavirus

Please note that due to the pandemic and in line with the latest government advice, facilities may be closed and some events cancelled or postponed. Visit our news pages.