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A popular park to the east of the city


Chaddesden Park - Chaddesden or 'Chad' as the locals like to call it, is one of Derby's largest suburbs. It has changed considerable over the years and is a mixture of modern housing and older council buildings. The estates mostly comprising of properties built in the early 1950s as housing for Derby’s West End after slum clearance schemes.

The park, which caters for a variety of activities is located about two miles east of the city centre. A stream runs right through the park and there is a wooded section. Chaddesden Park library is situated just off the entrance on Chaddesden Lane End.


History - The slow absorption of what were once small villages around Derby, took place at Chaddesden in 1928, when it became part of the Borough.

Chaddesden Hall was the home of the Wilmot family from 1727 until the death of Sir Henry Wilmot’s sister in 1916. The estate was divided up in the early 1920s and sold and the hall demolished. The site was later purchased by the Borough Council to be used as a public amenity.

There are monuments to the Wilmot family in the church yard of the ancient church of St Mary the Virgin, which stands just back off Chaddesden Lane End. The small mound in the churchyard marks the place, where 6 almshouses use to stand. They had been founded by Robert Wilmot.

The park runs in a north to south direction from Maine Drive to Nottingham Road and is well used.


Park Facilities - The woodland is a mix of mature trees with a stream running through the park. Pathways meander pleasantly through the park.

The following are a summary of the facilities available, please contact the Parks Department for up to date details.

Recreational facilities

  • outdoor children’s paddling pool

  • a spacious well equipped play area

  • a kiosk offering refreshments.

In addition Chaddesden Park library is situated just off the car park.

Sports Facilities

  • 2 Bowling greens

  • a cricket pitch

  • 4 Football pitches  

  • five-a-side football

  • crown green bowling 

  • changing rooms.


Refreshments can be obtained from a kiosk situated near the paddling pool.


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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Chaddesden Park - Situated off Nottingham Road in Chaddedsden, just under two miles from the city centre. Vehicle access is by Chaddesden Lane to Maine Drive, where there is a car park.  


It is a beautiful 58 acre park, which offers peaceful woodland, large open grassed areas, well equipped children's play area and a paddling pool. In addition a wide range of sporting facilities are available.


A well supported Carnival is held during the summer.



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