Normanton Park

Normanton Park

Normanton Park

Normaton Park

Normanton Park

Normaton 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

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. 

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.

Normanton Park opened in 1909 as a place people could escape the heavily populated and industrial area. This date is proudly recorded on the clock-tower over the café.

The park linked Normanton Village with the new, industrial, inner-urban Normanton.

The park has been refurbished over the last few years. The roof of the pavilion has been replaced and the clock tower has also been refurbished.

There is a lot to do at Normanton Park, including walks around the traditional parkland, play a game of football on one of our pitches, play on the children's playground, or bring a picnic and relax on the grass.

What to do


There is disabled access to the park and level paths suitable for wheelchair users.

Images from Flickr

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