Darley Park lies to the immediate north of Derby and provides a charming walking riverside route between the leafy village of Darley Abbey into the vibrant city centre.
The park was given to the city by the Evans family who as well as owning cotton and paper mills, built two local schools which later amalgamated being named after Walter Evans.
This large popular park has large sweeping grassed areas, a children’s play area with swings, formal gardens with the largest collection of Hydrangea’s in the UK, there is also a Butterfly garden. Within the park is a vibrant cafe and terrace serving hot drinks and snacks, a perfect place to relax with friends and family.
Adjoining the park is a Cricket Club and at the opposite end is a Rowing Club, sat on the bank of the river Derwent which divides Darley Park from Darley Fields, home to numerous football pitches and walking access into Chester Green, a predominantly terraced residential area with regular homes for sale and to rent.