West Park

West Park is the largest park in the Borough of Erewash and has achieved Green Flag status a number of times.

As well as a large range of excellent outdoor sports and recreational facilities, the park has significant local historic importance and has a number of historic features. The park also hosts a range of events, which attract thousands of people.

Recently, the park has undergone a huge programme of improvements to make it an even more welcoming place to visit and we are committed to continuously improving the facilities. 


A Parkrun is held at the park every Saturday at 9am and is a flat, fast course which sees runners complete 5km over two laps of the parks. Find out more on the Parkrun website. The Parkrun UK record for the fastest female runner was set at West Park by athlete Samantha Harrison on Saturday December 3, 2022 with a time of 15 minutes and 37 seconds.

Park facilities

  • Football, Cricket, Rugby and Baseball Pitches   

  • Tennis Courts

  • Bowling Greens

  • Outdoor Gym

  • Croquet Lawn

  • Multi Use Games Area
  • Bandstand

  • CafĂ©

  • Splashpad

  • Sun Shade and Sun Meter

  • Play Areas

  • Tree Trail

  • Orienteering Course

  • Sustrans Cycle trail.

Vehicle access permit to the park

In order to enjoy the park some residents and visitors may need to use their vehicles to access some areas of the park.  To do this you need an access permit and must agree to the terms and conditions of the permit:

  • 5mph restriction
  • Hazard warning lights to be used
  • Beacons to be used, where fitted
  • Pedestrians have Right of Way
  • Drive carefully and be courteous at all times, giving way to other park users.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.  A permit will last until the 30 April and you will be invited to reapply before the permit becomes invalid.

West Park Cafe

The cafe, kown as West Perk Cafe serves a large range of beverages, as well as freshly prepared hot and cold snacks.

For further information on West Perk Cafe please see the West Perk cafe Facebook page or contact the Cafe directly on 07591 677 131.

Tree Trail

Over the last few years, a Tree Trail has been incorporated into the park for the pleasure of visitors. This mile-long trail will take approximately one hour to complete.

Information on other websites

Please note that barbecues are not allowed on West Park.