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Provides a leafy oasis for relaxation


Normanton Park - Normanton is a southern suburb of the city of Derby situated approximately two miles south of the city centre. Neighbouring suburbs include Littleover and Pear Tree.

The location of the original village lies just south of Derby Ring Road, where there has been a settlement for over a 1,000 years. Normanton was mentioned in the Domesday Book and its main thoroughfare is commemorated by the present day Village Street.

The park is situated alongside the ring road, but still manages to convey a feeling of peace and tranquillity to those who visit.


History - When Normanton Park opened in 1909, it was a place where local people could relax and enjoy fresh air, in an heavily populated and industrial area.

It linked Normanton Village with the new, industrial, inner-urban Normanton. The 26 acres of land having been acquired from the executors of Alfred Woodiwiss.

Part of the park's southern boundary was lost to Warwick Avenue. But tree planting helped to soften the gap that had been created.

All the main paths are tree lined and provide a leafy oasis, where visitors can unwind from the stresses of modern day living.

Following a spate of vandalism the park has been refurbished over the last few years. The roof of the pavilion has been replaced and the clock tower has been refurbished.

Park Facilities -

  • 3 full size football pitches

  • 2 Cricket nets

  • graffiti wall

  • play area which includes a covered slide, swings, and a frame train

  • basketball area

  • crown green bowling

  • tarmac, rubber and concrete multi use courts, there are two of each which can be used for Basket/Netball, 5-a-side football and tennis

  • toilet block.


Normanton - Essentially Normanton consists of two parts, Old Normanton, built up around Village Street and New Normanton. The latter starting at the junction of Babington Lane, Burton Road and Normanton Road. It then continues down Normanton Road and along Upper Dale Road to the Cavendish.

New Normanton began life in the 19th century and was almost exclusively artisan and 'petit bourgeois' in those days. Today, it has a large number of Asian shops and businesses . 

It deteriorated somewhat after the Second World War, but a regeneration programme in the 1990's has done much to improve the area.


Telephone 01332 715507 - during office hours
Park Rangers 01332 367800 every day, including weekends, from 9am until 9.30pm.

Fax 01332 716512


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Normanton Park - The park runs alongside Warwick Avenue, where there is a car park. There is also an entrance by foot from Clarence Road and Fairfield Road.


There are wide pathways round the circumference of the park, which are lined with well established trees. Normanton activity centre is situated on the park.


Derbyshire Tennis Centre is adjacent to the park.


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