Bakewell Recreation Ground

river wye with cricket pavilion in the recreation ground

The Rutland Recreation Ground in Bakewell provides fun and enjoyment for people of all ages. It is set in 5.25 hectares of land, and has great outdoor sporting facilities.

In the south east corner where the river meanders around the edge of the park a new wildflower meadow has been created, a perfect area to sit and relax.

The park is just a few minutes' walk away from the town centre of Bakewell, so you can buy sandwiches and drinks and have a picnic in the summer.

bakewell recreation ground


Facilities include:

  • Children's play area
  • Children's splash pad - open April to October
  • A multi-use games area (2 tennis courts)
  • Toilets (April to October)
  • 2 Football pitches
  • 2 Croquet lawns
  • A cricket square
  • Pavilion
  • Ice cream van (seasonal)
  • Shelter


Rutland Recreation Ground is located in the south of Bakewell and only a 5 minute walk from the busy town centre.

Address - Haddon Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AW

Car parking

There are several car parks available in Bakewell all within a few minutes walking distance of the recreation ground. The nearest car park is Granby Road.

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