Welcome to the

Friends of Littleover Parks


Friends of Littleover Parks - all volunteers working to help the community

We organise events on most of the Littleover Parks - there are eight : Sunnydale Park, Bendal Green, Millennium Wood, Heatherton Pond, Havenbaulk Rec., Griffe Field Park, King George V Playing Fields, and Clemsons Park .

Sunnydale is our only Local Nature Reserve. A group of volunteers meet each first Saturday of the month to maintain and improve it.      The park received a Green Flag Award in 2016.

Clemsons Park has the best variety of trees with several species of oak, maple, birch, poplar, sorbus, etc.

King George V Playing Fields is used by local sports clubs. There is a good childrens’s play area, tennis courts, a multi-sports-area, skate board ramps, some outside-gym equipment, and even a bowls club to join. This is where we hold the Picnic-in-the-Park most summers - This year Sat-27-June.

Griffe Field Park we have been working on for several years, planting trees, shrubs, bulbs, wildflowers. There is lots to do. Come and Join the working party each third Saturday of the month. There will be a talk about the small mammals that inhabit the park at the end of July.

Millennium Wood has lots of space with paths to walk, and a ‘green path’ round the back of the woods. There is a community Orchard with many varieties of orchard fruit, some quite unusual.

Heatherton Pond is the best place to see water birds. Remember that ducks cannot digest bread. The fishing and the surrounding area is supervised by the Earl of Harrington Fishing Club. Do contact them for a permit and they organise have-a-go days for young people.

Working together to make the Littleover Parks more enjoyable for local people and attractive to wildlife

Coming Events

Watch for posters

Entrance to Havenbaulk Lane Rec with Silver Birch and Hornbeam beyond

 FoLPs General Meeting

 Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm-ish

 Meet at Littleover Social Club,
 61 Blagreaves Lane, DE23 1FQ

 Please help organise what we do

 Discuss Heatherton s106 and
 CrowdFund-Derby projects


  Littleover Picnic in the Park

  King George V Playing Fields

  Saturday from 12noon to 5pm

  Carlisle Avenue DE23 3ES
  Music, entertainment, activities,   food, stalls, Dog show
  and 2 hrs walk around Littleover

  Sunnydale Action Morning

  1st Saturday 10am to 11:30am

  Meet by the pond.

  Please, bring suitable tools for the   jobs and clothes for the weather   and any refreshments..

Sep 02

 Littleover Picnic-in-the-Park

 Fun dog show, jazz singer, local song and dance groups, food and refreshments, children’s activities, stalls from 12noon to 5pm on King George V Playing Field, at the top of Carlisle Ave, DE23 3ES

July 15 Sat

 Superhero and Love Parks Fun Day

 On Sunnydale Park from 11am to 3pm

 On the sports field near the pond : Stalls,

 Children’s activities , Pond dipping, etc.

 Havenbaulk Tree Discovery

 Saturday 10am to 12noon

 Meet at Havenbaulk Lane entrance
bring suitable clothes for
 the weather  and any refreshments
 you want. - Bark rubbing,

 Walking Tree Quiz.

  Sunnydale Superhero Fun Day

  Sunnydale Park, near play area

  Friday from 11am to 3pm

  Lots of fun, children’s fancy dress,

  Pond dipping, other activities,

  and stalls , Bring a picnic

Oct 07

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Friends of  Littleover Parks