Show your parks a little love this July

Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018

This year’s Love Park Week, 13 to 22 July, people are encouraged to get out and enjoy Northampton’s beautiful green spaces in the sunshine.

To help celebrate, Northampton Borough Council has been working with partners to organise a number of free events and activities to allow people to make the most of the week.

These activities include the story of the children’s trail at Abington Park, BOB’s Bewildering Boulders at Becket’s Park, kite flying at Eastfield Park, a teddy bears picnic at Bradlaugh Fields and a number of community litter picks too.

Park goers are reminded to respect the spaces whilst taking part in the activities or enjoying time with their family, by picking up their rubbish and either disposing 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: “Northampton has so many beautiful parks and green spaces and the annual Love Parks Week is a great opportunity to head out and enjoy them in the sun.

“The week also provides us with the chance to raise awareness about how we can protect these spaces for future generations to enjoy.

“By working together and having pride in our green spaces we can keep them safe and clean so that our parks can continue to be one of the town’s best assets and offer pleasant surroundings for everyone to enjoy.”

Instances of littering, fly tipping and graffiti can be reported easily on the Borough Council’s website at

Local events include:

13 July                   Abington Park                   11am to 3pm      Story of the Park Children’s trail

14 July                   Racecourse                      10am to 12pm    Litter picnic
                                                                        12pm                  Teddy bear’s picnic        

15 July                   Becket’s Park                    All week             BOB’s Bewildering Boulders

16 July                   Ladybridge Park               10am to 3pm      Litter pick

17 July                  Hunsbury Park                  10am to 3pm      Litter pick

18 July                   Eastfield Park                   10am to 3pm      Litter pick           
                                                                        3.30pm               Kite flying on the park                   

21 July                   Bradlaugh Fields              10am to 12pm    Litter pick                                                                                                                                           
                                                                        12pm                     Teddy bear’s picnic

21 July   West Hunsbury country park      11am to 4pm      Alfie Bear’s picnic

To take part in any of the planned litter picks, please email [email protected]