Lea Park

Lea Park  

 

Location Grid Ref. SK828864

 

Lea Park is our village park. It is about six hectares and was formerly part of the grounds of Lea Hall, which was demolished in 1973. The only permanent building remaining is the Butler's Pantry where Lea Parish Council meets regularly. The Butler’s Pantry can be hired out.

 

The park is managed by Lea Parish Council and volunteers from our local community.

There is an open kickabout area with a couple of goal posts fringed by trees, a cricket field, tennis courts, children's playground, picnic area, a community orchard and woodland walk.

 

The woodland walk goes around the western edge as far as 'Cromwell's Pond' (which is usually dry in summer and fills up to a shallow depth in winter). This leads on to public footpaths from the fence behind the pond up through Sherriff's Walk and New Plantation to give access to Willingham Road and Knaith Park paths. The route along Willingham Road offers good views towards the River Trent and the cooling towers of West Burton Power Station. The path returns to the car park in Lea Park. This makes a very pleasant circular walk of about 2½ km (1½ miles).

 

Lea Parish Council has adopted a rolling programme for the upkeep, maintenance and improvement of Lea Park. Work is completed by professional contractors for the grass cutting and tree work with the rest being completed by the Parish Councillors and volunteers.