Eureka Park is a traditional open park in South Derbyshire that has developed from a simple recreation ground during the 1920's and early 1930's. Named after a coal seam which runs beneath the park and the former colliery on the western side of the site, Eureka Park provides a green oasis close to the centre of Swadlincote and is situated at the heart of The National Forest.
The original intention was to develop Memorial gardens on the site of the former colliery to commermorate WW!. Memorial gates were commissioned to commemorate lives lost during the two World Wars. The WWI gates, erected in 1926, remain intact whilst the WW2 gates, erected in 1949 have been partially demolished.
The facilities in the park today include a well equipped children's play area, bowling green, crazy golf course, tennis courts, cricket pitch, netball courts and multi use games area all in a parkland setting surrounded by almost 300 mature trees.
Open all the time
Dawn until Dusk
Use of Bowling Green (per hour): Adult: £2.00, Concession: £1.20, Use of Tennis Court (per hour): Adult: £2.40, Concession: £1.40, Use of Crazy Golf: Adult £1.50, Concession £0.80. Hire of the cricket pitch must be arranged through South Derbyshire District Council Offices.
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From the Swadlincote Civic Way Roundabout take the exit signposted Derby. Take the third turning on the right - this is called Midland Road. John Street is the first turning on the left.
: 4 miles from Burton upon Trent station
- Picnic site
- Accepts groups
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted