Local parks

Trees on Cathedral Green

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 10am to 5pm.

There are over 300 parks and open spaces across Derby, covering almost 700 hectares of land. 

There is something for everyone in Derby's parks, from play areas and skate parks, to nature reserves and a butterfly garden. Our parks are a great place to get healthy: they are open to everyone and are free to use. Stay active by taking a walk, playing football or golf, or using our free outdoor gyms which are called 'adiZones'.

We also have lots of events taking place on our parks and open spaces throughout the year - have a look at our events programme for more information.


  • Cathedral Green
  • Clemson's Park 
  • Griffe Field Park
  • Millennium Park
  • Oakwood Park and Chaddesden Wood
  • River Gardens

Recreation grounds:

  • Allestree Recreational Ground, Robincroft Road
  • Boulton Lane Recreational Ground and Allenton Playing Fields
  • Cambridge Street Recreational Ground
  • Darley Fields
  • Darley Park playing fields
  • Field Lane Recreational Ground
  • Knightsbridge Recreational Ground 
  • Mackworth Recreational Ground
  • Roe Farm Recreational Ground
  • Rowditch Recreational Ground
  • Rykneld Recreational Ground
  • Stockbrook Street Recreational Ground
  • Sunny Hill Recreational Ground
  • Vicarage Road Recreational Ground

Open spaces:

  • Dale Road Open Space
  • Chester Green
  • Parker's Piece
  • Nutwood 
  • St Andrew's View

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