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Parks and Open Spaces

If you are looking for somewhere to go for relaxation at the weekend or on a summers evening then look no further than the parks. Open daily from 8am until dusk and located around the District, these parks offer many activities to get involved with or a place to get away from the stresses and strains.

Coalville Park

Coalville Park is just a few minutes walk away from the Town Centre and located on the London Road. There is plenty for you to enjoy, to suit all age groups including tennis courts, a children’s play area and skateboard park. Take a seat, relax and enjoy the pleasant surroundings of open space, mature trees and attractive floral displays.It is worth noting that North West Leicestershire District Council signed up for the National tennis for free campaign . There is no need for you to book just turn up and play.

More recently in the Spring of 2012 six Oak trees were planted around the central obelisk to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, one tree to represent each decade of the Queen’s reign. To complement this in August six mosaic panels designed by Nottingham Mosaic Artist Julie Vernon were set into the grass area. People of all ages took part in a mosaic workshop led by Julie at the Coalville Twenty 12 event here in Coalville Park to create these colourful mosaics.

Mosaic Panels for Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012

Mosaic panels for Queen's Diamond Jubilee - Coalville Park

New - Jogging Circuit & Outdoor Gym Equipment

In recent months a 400 metre 'Jogging Circuit' and 'Outdoor Gym Equipment' has been installed around the park . Please enter Green Gyms into the search box for further information and a plan to show the route of the jogging circuit.

Whitwick Park

Whitwick Park is within walking distance of the centre of Whitwick located on North Street. There are open spaces, mature trees and floral displays but if relaxation isn’t your thing then there is plenty to enjoy including tennis courts, a children’s play area, skate park and the bowling green home to Whitwick Park Bowls Club. It is worth noting that North West Leicestershire District Council signed up for the National tennis for free campaign. There is no need for you to book just turn up and play. If you would like try your hand at a game of bowls you can ‘pay and play’ or alternatively contact the Bowls Club for a game as new members will always be welcome.

Urban Forest Park, Coalville

Urban Forest Park is approximately 10 minutes on foot from Coalville Town Centre and access is found off Linden Way.  Formerly a landfill site the area has been transformed into an important habitat for wildlife with over 8,400 trees planted in the last decade.The site provides a circular walk with a public footpath that then leads across the railway line to the neighbouring wildlife site Nature Alive.The park provides a small piece of the countryside within an industrial area with seating, woodland planting, spring bulbs and wildflowers. Located around the site you will find six separate play stations including a basket swing, a slide, a maze and items to test out your climbing skills.

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Scotlands Playing Fields, Coalville

This site is located off Forest Road and provides football pitches with changing facilties and access to the bowling green at the far end of the site home to Scotlands Bowls Club.

There is adequate free parking on site for park visitors.

Millfield Recreation Ground, Hugglescote

This site is on Station Road and provides a football pitch with changing facilities, a play area and MUGA (Multi Use Games Area)

Greenhill Recreation Ground, Coalville

The recreation ground is located on Cropston Drive and provides football pitches with changing facilties.

Last updated: Wed 12th February, 2014 @ 15:06

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