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Evington Park

Autumn view on Evington Park

The Common, Evington


Only two miles away from the City centre, Evington Park has the tranquil atmosphere of the country estate it once was. The 44 acres of parkland include attractive floral displays and a wide variety of trees. The Burnaby Gardens, at the rear of the House, has recently been refurbished. 

 

  • Features

  • History

  • Parks Sporting Facilities

  • Park Users

  • Room Hire

  • Parking and Access Information

  • How To Get There
     

 

Features

Trees are the main feature of Evington Park and you will see fine examples of English Oak, Chestnut and a new avenue of 22 Elms.  You will also find rare Gingko as well as mature Beech trees.   In the spring, the Rhododendron and Azalea beds surrounded by various shrubs are a delight. 
 

There are large grassed areas suitable for ball games.  For children there is a special ‘Steps to Nature’ carved tree, the 'Tree of Life' carved totem pole, a wooden snail bench and a recently refurbished play area.  There are wild life ponds and you can also have fun spotting the animals, birds and butterflies, which live in the park.  

The park is included in the Passport to Parks scheme - can you find the plaque?

 

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History

The Romans brought Mulberry trees to northern Europe and grew them for their fruit which ripen here in late August.  The Black Mulberry at Evington Park is thought to have been planted in 1836, the year the house was built. 

  

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Parks Sporting Facilities

Facilities include:

  • 2 Bowling greens
  • 6 Hard surface tennis courts 
  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment 
  • 4 Football pitches
  • Cricket
  • Changing facilities
  • Orienteering courses

 

Read here for more information about Sport On Parks facilities

For further details please contact Sport On Parks 0116 233 3028.

 

Park Users

Evington Park User Group meets regularly to discuss issues relating to the park. Everyone is welcome. Contact the park for more details.

 

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Room Hire

Evington House is available to hire during office hours (9am - 5pm).  For room hire costs and an information on the service, email parks@leicester.gov.uk

Parking and Access Information

Car parking is available for Blue Badge Holders in the staff car park and main car park.
Pathways are of either tarmac or gravel. Evington House has ramped entrance with handrails.

Evington Park has held the prestigious Green Flag Award for outstanding public paths since 2005.

 

How To Get There

For more information contact: Parks Services on 0116 454 1003

 

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Winners of the Green Flag Award 2013
Abbey Park, Aylestone Hall Gardens, Belgrave Cemetary, Castle Gardens, Evington Park,
Humberstone Park, Knighton Park, Spinney Hill Park, Watermead Country Park,
Welford Road Cemetery and Western Park.