Kingsthorpe Park & Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground
The 15 acres of Kingsthorpe Park, also known as Thornton Park lie just off the main Market Harborough Road leaving Northampton.
When, in 1939, the parkland was opened to the public, it was still surrounded by a high stone wall, originally built to give the park some privacy. The stone wall was reduced in height in 1965, thus opening up a beautiful vista from the road.
Kingsthorpe Hall is now a community centre for various local groups including a children's day centre.
How to find Kingsthorpe Park
Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground
Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground is also situated just off the Market Harborough Road. Facilities here include:
- 3 bowling greens
- 2 hard tennis courts
- 2 grass cricket wickets
- 5 senior football pitches and changing rooms
- 1 junior football pitch
- 1 mini soccer football pitch
- 1 rounders pitch