Racecourse Playing Fields
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 email@example.com
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.
We apologise for not being able to provide water play this summer, but your safety is our priority.
Derby Racecourse is one of the football hubs managed by Derby Parks.
The site acts as the central venue for the Derby Junior League providing grass football fixtures across mini soccer, youth, and senior football pitches. There is also bookable changing accommodation and a community room for parties and meetings. To find out more see our space hire page.
The site is the home of the Steve Bloomer 3G pitch that provides a venue for football training, fixtures, and development sessions. The pitch is 100 x 65 meters to accommodate full sized pitch bookings and can be divided into thirds to facilitate small sided games and training space for use by multiple groups at any given time.