Alvaston Park

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Derby Parks and the following activities will remain open in line with government guidelines: 

The following facilities are closed in line with government guidelines: 

  • Wheeled sports areas (skate parks and BMX tracks) 

  • Outdoor Gyms

  • Tennis Courts

  • Bowls

  • Grassroots Football

  • Golf

  • Multi-use games areas 

Community Centres 
All community centres are closed, except for existing bookings that are exempt activities.

Please follow government guidance on use of the above facilities, please visit visit Government advice on accessing green spaces safely for more information.

In 1910 William Curzon set aside 30 acres of land that was formerly part of his villa (this has now long vanished). The first 12 acres were opened to the public in August 1913, this area being landscaped by William Barron & Son of Borrowash.

Alvaston Park is a picturesque, riverside park covering 85 acres and situated in the south of Derby, about two miles from the city centre.

During the second world war the park was used as a prisoner of war camp, part of which was for Germans and the other for Italians. The Italians worked in the fields of local farmers and the Germans worked at the ordinance depot on Sinfin Lane.

In modern times, you can explore the new Science Garden, enjoy the play area with its zip-slide or relax by the lake or in the cafe. There really is something for everyone to do, take your bike and cycle around the park or try out some tricks on the BMX track, do some exercise at the adiZone outdoor gym or just enjoy a picnic by the lake and river.

Tennis courts have also reopened and are free to use throughout the day with no booking required. 


Alvaston Park
Meadow Lane Derby DE24 8QQ

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Information relating to Coronavirus.

Derby is currently in Tier 3. Please be aware of the restrictions in this tier and comply with government guidance. Keep visiting the Visit Derby website for regular updates. Thank you.