Erewash Borough Council

The bandstand at Victoria Park.Victoria Park

Essential maintenance is being carried out on the play area at Victoria Park in Ilkeston the week of Monday 15 November 2021. During this time the play area may be partially, or fully closed. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

The main phase of Victoria Park’s exciting heritage project is now complete and has seen the key features of the park transformed.

Erewash Borough Council secured £740,800 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project. Major restoration work was undertaken, and some of the changes made include:

• The restoration of the bowling green pavilion, creating a new refreshment kiosk, toilet facilities and a community room for use by the bowls club and local groups.

• New gates at the park’s two entrances on the corner of Drummond Road and Bristol Road and the corner of Manners Road and Bristol Road.

• Specialist restoration of the bandstand, completed off site by Lost Art in Wigan, Lancashire.

• A new timber pergola installed; refurbishment of the marble pillars and newly designed planting beds, with a new scheme designed by one of Erewash Borough Councils apprentices (part of this project), based on designs shown in old photos of the park.

• Path improvements using resin bonded gravel to highlight the areas around the heritage features including the bandstand and entrance gates.

For further information visit our Victoria Park Facebook Page. (opens in a new window)