Parks & Open Spaces in Derby

We are so lucky to have amazing scenic outdoor areas to explore in Derby, so let's make the most of being able to get out and about again.

View the new guidelines for enjoying Derby’s parks and open spaces

Here a selection of the most picturesque urban parks and open spaces throughout the city;

Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum

For Children, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Derby Arboretum was the first public park in Britain and was a trend-setter in that Central Park in New York was based upon its design!... read more

Darley Park

Darley Park

For Children, Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure

Where to find us

Darley Park is a large, picturesque and popular park situated within a walking distance of Derby city centre. The Park hosts many events thr... read more

Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park

For Children, Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Markeaton Park has something for everyone to enjoy. Free activities include walking, cycling, paddling pool, playgrounds, the Craft Village ... read more

Chaddesden Park

Chaddesden Park has been a popular open space for the community for over 70 years.... read more

Alvaston Park

Alvaston Park

Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure

Where to find us

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

Elvaston Castle Country Park

Located in Derbyshire, near to Derby and Nottingham, Elvaston Castle Country Park encompasses approx 200 acres of open parkland, woodland an... read more

Mercia Marina

Mercia Marina

Parks & Outdoors, Sport & Leisure, Tours & Walks

Where to find us

Mercia Marina is Europe’s biggest inland marina, nestled in a tranquil haven between the South Derbyshire villages of Willington and F... read more

Cathedral Green

Situated alongside the River Derwent and the Silk Mill, with the Cathedral as a backdrop, Cathedral Green is an oasis of green in Derby City... read more

Bass' Recreation Ground

Bass' Recreation Ground is located within the city centre, close to Intu and Pride Park.... read more

Locko Park

Locko Park

Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Locko Park is a privately owned 18th-century country house and parkland in between the villages of Stanley and Ockbrook in the borough of Er... read more

Chester Green

Chester Green

Parks & Outdoors

Where to find us

Chester Green is an historic open space located within easy walking distance of Derby City Centre, located approximately 0.6 miles (0.97 km)... read more

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