Parks and open spaces

Watermead Park

We look after more than 130 parks and open spaces across Leicester.

Further information

Each park has its own character with historic ruins, waterways, formal parks and flower gardens, country parks, sports fields and wildlife areas through to small neighbourhood play areas.


Bands in the Parks 2018 event dates

Bands in the Parks 2018 event dates

Between June to September you can enjoy live music in our parks.
Find out dates (PDF)

Passport to parks

Passports to parks can help you explore Leicester's parks. Follow the clues in the passport to find the brass rubbing-style plaques on Leicester's best parks. Rub the plaque into your passport and return it to us to receive a free family pass to any of our leisure centres. When you have collected five or more rubbings from at least five different parks, fill in your name and address on the back page to claim your free family pass to a council-run leisure centre. Send the whole passport to:

Parks and Open Spaces, FREEPOST (LE9 85/14), Park House, Abbey Park, Abbey Park Road, Leicester LE4 5AQ

You can download your passport at the bottom of this page.