About West Park
West Park is the largest park in the Borough of Erewash and achieved Green Flag status in 2015.
As well as a large range of excellent outdoor sports and recreational facilities, the park has significant local historic importance and has a number of historic features. The park also hosts a range of events, which attract thousands of people.
Recently the park has undergone a huge programme of improvements to make it an even more welcoming place to visit and we are committed to continuously improving the facilities.
Park facilities include:-
- Football, Cricket, Rugby and Baseball Pitches
- Tennis Courts
- Bowling Greens
- Outdoor Gym
- Croquet Lawn
- Multi Use Games Area
- Sun Shade and Sun Meter
- Play Areas
- Tree Trail
- Orienteering Course
- Sustrans Cycle trail
West Park Friends Group
West Park Friends Group was established in 2007. The group has a core of around 20 members who attend meetings on a regular basis. The aims of the group are to improve the park and its facilities and improve communication between parks users, the Council and other stake holders, such as the Police. The group have had a number of successes including obtaining £35,000 of external funding for a Green Gym together with major input into a number of projects such as the planet garden.
The date of the next meeting of the Friends of West Park is Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 7pm. The meetings are held at Wilsthorpe Tavern, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 3LJ.
Minutes from previous meetings:
West Perk Cafe
The cafe serves a large range of beverages, as well as freshly prepared hot and cold snacks.
For further information on West Perk Cafe (opens in a new window) please see their website or contact the Cafe directly on 07591 677 131.
Over the last few years, a Tree Trail has been incorporated into the park for the pleasure of visitors. This mile-long trail will take approximately one hour to complete.
Tree Planting on the Park
A number of new trees, all native to the UK, have been planted along the main avenue of West Park as part of a programme of landscaping and re-planting at the Long Eaton park.
The new trees were planted to replace the over-mature poplar trees, which had to be felled after an Independent survey [PDF 57KB] found that they had become brittle and dangerous having gone well past their natural lifespan of 60 - 80 years.
- West Park Tree Condition Survey [PDF 57KB]
- West Park Tree Condition Survey Appendix Part One [PDF 42KB]
- West Park Tree Condition Survey Appendix Part Two [PDF 30KB]