Vote for Markeaton Park to be named the UK's Best Park!

Mon 8 Jul 2019

Markeaton Park has been nominated for Fields in Trust UK's Best Park 2019!

Show your support for our wonderful park by voting online before Monday 19 August.

The Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park, 2019 is now open for a public vote to select the nation’s favourite local park. A total of 364 public nominations for parks and green spaces across the UK have been made – and 17 of these are in the East Midlands region - each one a much-loved part of its local community. Now it is time to choose the winners via an online public vote at until noon on Monday 19th August.

Fields in Trust is a UK-wide charity that legally protects parks and green spaces in perpetuity. The UK’s Best Park Award recognises the role that parks play in our communities, supporting mental and physical health and bringing people together.

Markeaton Park is Derby's most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. The park has much to offer the whole family. Markeaton's popular Mundy Play Centre offers plenty of free activities such as the paddling pool, Adventure Galley Pirate Ship and several play areas, as well as pay and play activities including Mini Golf, Bouncy Castles and Canoes. 

Markeaton's Sports Pavilion provides a range of activities in the park including Cricket, Tennis, Pitch and Putt Golf, Footgolf and all new Disc Golf. Markeaton Park offers something different in the Craft Village, with workshops and businesses selling handmade goods and gifts, and running various activities and events. In the Craft Village visitors can take a break in The Orangery cafe with delicious food, drinks and ice creams.

All year around Markeaton Park hosts events for everyone, from Outdoor Theatre and Cinema to Superhero Picnics to Classic Car Shows, everyone will find something they enjoy at Markeaton.

Find out more about what Markeaton Park has to offer here and...