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 email@example.com
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.
Osmaston Park was formally farmland owned by the Wilmot family of Osmaston.
The family owned Osmaston Hall which was originally located on nearby Ascot Drive. The present day park is a remnant of the rural landscape which once dominated this area. The park was gifted to the people of Derby, at the time Rolls-Royce came to Derby in 1907.
In the early 2000s with commitment from local residents who formed Osmaston People’s Park Regeneration Association, the Council undertook a regeneration plan by securing £0.5 million to create a valued and well-used community resource which you see today.
Osmaston Park has three distinct woodland areas, Ash Wood, Oak Wood and across the road at the rear of Moorways Sports Complex, Elm Wood.
The site has a rich wildlife value and you may be lucky to see song thrushes, house sparrows and other wildlife making their home in the woodland around the site.
What to do
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