Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

About the Racecourse

The Racecourse covers more than 118 acres and has a long tradition of being the major open space in the town for both regular formal sports and for major events.

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Sports facilities

The Racecourse has 18 mini, junior and senior football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, 3 bowling greens. 7 cricket pitches and 6 tennis courts.

Booking pitches, courts and equipment 

The Pavillion at the Racecourse acts as a one-stop-shop for booking sports pitches, courts and equipment at all of Northampton's parks.

Unfortunately, we don't currently have an online booking system, so booking must be done in person at the booking office (at the front of the changing rooms building) or over the phone by calling 01604 639 250.

The booking office is open 7 days a week from 9am until 9pm (7pm during October to April). 

Changing rooms 

The Racecourse has facilities for 14 sets of changing rooms, allowing the accommodation of a whole range of sporting activities.

Prices for Facilities and equipment hire

Playground and play area

The play area is situated on the south side of the park, next to the basketball courts. 


Location of the Racecourse