Since the Government said play areas and outdoor gyms could reopen from 4 July, the team at Derby Parks have been pulling out all the stops to make it happen.
The good news is that they aim to have all these facilities up and running by the end of this weekend (4-5 July) It will take a while to reopen all 82 play areas and 11 outdoor gyms across the city’s parks and open spaces, so please bear with them.
Visitors are asked to follow this guidance to make sure to minimise the risks of the coronavirus spreading, and keep us all as safe as possible:
At Markeaton Park, Footgolf, Pitch and Putt and Disc Golf have now reopened and are open daily from 10.30am. The play areas will be reopening this weekend, but pay to play attractions such as mini golf, bouncy castles and electric cars remain closed at this time. The paddling pool remains closed in line with current Government guidance, and also because safe social distancing is not possible around the pool. The splash pad at Chaddesden Park also remains closed.
Currently limited toilet provision is available in the Craft Village at Markeaton Park and these are the only toilets available in parks across the city.
Parking charges also apply at Markeaton Park.
For the latest information, see the Covid-19 page at www.inderby.org.uk/parks.
Visitors are reminded that current Government restrictions allow you to meet outdoors with people from outside your household, in a group of up to six.