Northfield Park, Leicester Road, Blaby.
Opened in 1931, Northfield Park is the oldest of Blaby's Parks.
It is situated on Leicester Road by the railway line and the River Sence. The adjacent Cricket Club grounds are privately owned and not the Parish Council's responsibility.
Facilities on the park are:-
Public Toilets, Disabled Access, Football Pitch, Children's Ply Area (including fenced play area) Hard Play Area(including basketball goals & kick wall) and a Rest Garden.
What Residents' say about Northfield Park:
"Beautiful open space and lovely play area for kids of all ages."
"Nice layout. Space for football is plentiful. Very tidy after the fun day yesterday."
"Beautiful park, great place to walk the dog and take your kids."
Hospital Lane, Blaby.
Work to provide a new Park on Hospital Lane began in 1966 and play equipment was erected in 1969. The Park was extended in 1974.
Public Toilets, Changing Rooms, Play Equipment, Hard Play Area (including basketball goals & kick wall), Football Pitches and Car Park.
Oakfield Car Park opens at 8.30am Daily.
An access has been opened from Oakfield Park into the adjacent Blaby Oaks (Blaby's Millennium Wood).
What Residents' say about Oakfield Park:
"Lovely park. Loads for the kids to do, a really lovely place."
"More than what I had expected. Had a fantastic day with really friendly helpful staff. Will certainly return."
"Great park, good woodlands for dogs and nice field for kids and dogs. Great play area for kids with lots of stuff."
BLABY RESIDENTS GET FIT FOR FREE!
Blaby Parish Council is proud to unveil their brand new outdoor gym on Oakfield Park, one of their Fields in Trust sites in Blaby. In 2013 the local indoor gym was demolished and replaced with a small housing development and since then the council has been searching for funding opportunities to provide an outdoor fitness facility. In March their bid to the Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport Gold Legacy fund was successful and ten pieces of equipment were installed to provide locals with the opportunity to get fit for free. The equipment valued at just over £15,000, was provided by HAGS-SMP and was assembled and manufactured in the UK using British Steel. Since the installation there has been plenty of positive feedback from the public. The gym is proving to be extremely popular and local sports groups have been visiting the park to incorporate a workout into their fitness regime.
The Crescent Play Area
The Crescent Play Area
Between The Crescent and Western Drive, Blaby (behind the Western Drive shops).
Local children approached the Parish Council with a request for play equipment for small children on the grassed area behind the shops on Western Drive. The Parish Council rented a quarter of the site from Blaby District Council and erected a slide and two sets of swings. The Play Area was opened in 1998. The Estates & Community Committee is responsible for its maintenance.
This has now been designated an Asset of Community Value, a formal legal title which means the land is unlikely to be sold for housing. The Parish Council will continue to lease the land from the District Council with the intention of acquiring full ownership so that much needed new play equipment can be installed.