Celebrating Northampton’s green spaces this Love Parks Week

Published: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

People are being encouraged to get out and enjoy Northampton’s green spaces during Love Parks Week, 14 to 23 July.

To help celebrate the town’s beautiful parks a range of free events and activities are taking place in different locations, for families to enjoy.

Visitors are reminded to respect our parks whilst taking part in the activities, by picking up their rubbish and either disposing of it in a nearby bin or taking it home at the end of their visit.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “Love Parks Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the town’s green spaces and raise awareness of how together, we can protect them for future generations to enjoy.

“We urge people to have pride in our parks and show them a little love by keeping them clean and to report any instances of littering, graffiti or other unsightly mess.

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

Instances of littering and other mess can be reported quickly and easily online using MyCouncil

Visit loveparks.org for more information on Love Parks Week nationally.

Local scheduled events include:

Saturday 15 July
Battle of Northampton event         11am to 5pm                       Delapré Park

Festival of Archaeology               12pm to 4pm                       Abington Park Museum

Sunday 16 July

Battle of Northampton event         11am to 4pm                       Delapré Park

Children’s Observation Trails         11am to 4pm                       Abington Park

Bands in the Park                         2pm to 4pm                         Abington Park

Tidy Up and Tea event                   2pm to 4pm                         Becket's Park

Tuesday 18 July
Kite Flying                                     3.30pm to 5.30pm             Eastfield Park

Saturday 22 July 
Summer Food Festival                    11am to 5pm                       Abington Park Museum

Girls’ Football Open Day                 12pm to 4pm                       The Racecourse

Sunday 23 July

Bands in the Park                           2pm to 4pm                         Abington Park