Northampton Borough Council joins in nationwide celebration of parks and green spaces

Published: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Love Parks Week runs from 15 July to 24 July and we’re inviting you to join us in celebrating Northampton’s parks and green spaces and the benefits they bring to the community.

Love Parks Week logo

There are several events taking place throughout the week at a few different locations, with fun activities for families to take part in.

When Where What

Saturday 16 July (1-4pm)

Eastfield Park

Bouncy castle, picnic and opening of new play area

Sunday 17 July (2-5pm)

Abington Park Bandstand

Bands in the Park – ‘Abington Wind Band’

Thursday 21 July (12-4pm)

Bradlaugh Fields Barn

Mile Walk with certificate

Scavenger hunt, mini-beasts activities, arts and crafts, fun and games

Teddy bear picnic with prize for best dressed teddy

Friday 22 July (12-2pm)

Abington Park


Laughter workshop

Yoga session

Exercise class

Friday 22 July (1-5pm)

Abington Park Museum

A themed scavenger hunt (‘The Gruffalo’) with hands-on activities

Sunday 23 July (2-5pm)

Abington Park Bandstand

Bands in the Park – ‘Marsh Gibbon Silver Band’

All events are free to attend, just remember to bring something to eat and drink if you’re coming to one of the picnics.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement said:

“Love Parks Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the town’s parks and green, open spaces.

“We’re very proud of our parks and want residents and visitors to be proud of them too, so I urge you to respect the parks, leave them clean and to report any instances of littering, graffiti or other unsightly mess.

“If we can do this then our parks can continue to be one of Northampton’s best assets and offer pleasant surroundings for people to get some fresh air and enjoy their leisure and sporting activities.”

You can report instances of litter and other mess quickly and easily online using MyCouncil.

Also, if you’re out enjoying the parks during the week, why not share a snap with us on Twitter or Facebook.

For more information on Love Parks Week nationally, see