Our smaller parks and gardens

Brickyard Cottages, Ashbourne

In addition to the three major parks operated by Derbyshire Dales District Council in Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock, we have a number of smaller parks and gardens. The list of parks includes:

  • Brickyard Cottages, Ashbourne
  • Highfield Road recreation ground, Ashbourne
  • Smedley Street park, Matlock
  • Swan House, Matlock
  • Cavendish Road recreation ground, Matlock
  • Dimple Fields, Matlock
  • The Orchard play area, Hurst Farm, Matlock
  • Hurst Farm recreation ground, Matlock
  • Knowleston Gardens, Matlock
  • Artist's Corner play area, Matlock Dale
  • Bonsall recreation ground
  • Middleton recreation ground
  • The Dale play area, Wirksworth
  • Fanny Shaw grounds, Wirksworth
  • Bolehill recreation ground near Wirksworth
  • Gorsey Bank play area, Wirksworth
  • Cromford play area
  • Tansley recreation ground
  • Starkholmes recreation ground
  • Chatsworth Road play area
  • Northwood recreation ground, Darley Dale
  • Willow Way (Butts Road) play area, Darley Dale
  • Broadwalk recreation ground, Darley Dale


Is metal detecting allowed in Derbyshire Dales Parks?

No, metal detecting is not allowed on our parks

Is flying drones allowed in Derbyshire Dales Parks?

No, flying drones is not allowed on our parks

Is Geocaching allowed on Derbyshire Dales Parks?

Yes - please follow the guideline on the Geocaching website. Please respect the park and other users

Are BBQs allowed in Derbyshire Dales Parks?

We do not allow the use of barbecues in our parks as they can damage the grass and remain hot for a considerable time after use. If left unattended, they can be a hazard to other park users and to the wildlife. Please respect your parks.

How can I get involved?

We are always keen to hear from local people who want to get involved in their park or become part of a friends group, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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