Becket's Park is a traditional park along the bank of the River Nene, and forms a green gateway to the centre of Northampton.It's a great place for those based or working in the town centre to relax.
Improving access to the parks and funding a study to suggest future improvements.
Becket's Park Cafe Open daily May - September 11am-6pm
Weekends only Sept/Oct Noon-5pm
History of the Park
1164 - Thomas Becket drank from well on edge of park - trial in Northampton
1460 - War of the Roses, Battle of Northampton in Delapre - crossed river into park
1590 - Milling on site - Nuns mill given to Delapre Abbey
1612 - Flat racing on the site
1783 - Construction of promenade - New Walk
1841 - Promenade extended - Victoria Promenade and down to river
Mid 1920's - Bowling green and tennis added to add attraction
1931 - Promenade improved as part of Festival of Britain1937 - Boat rides developed along river