Park Improvements

Daventry Country Park improvement plans

Daventry Country Park is set to undergo major improvements this year. £850,000 has been approved for the project to improve the circular paths, building new walkways and jetties, and improving the café area and toilets at the Green Flag Award-winning Park.

The work will be carried out in phases, as follows: 

Phase One -  New equipment has been installed in the play area, including a castle-themed fort with lots of different activities, new swings, some smaller items for toddlers, and a refurbished zip wire. 

Estimated completion: COMPLETED APRIL 2019 

Phase Two will see improved footpaths through the Community Sensory Garden and along the circular walk. Two Timber footbridges will also be repaired near the southern entrance along with the Walkway Marsh. 

Estimated completion: Summer/Autumn 2019                                     

Phase Three A replacement pier with improved access will be installed near the Visitor Centre. A new jetty will also be built on the opposite side of Lovell’s Bay, providing a safer spot from which to view wildlife, as well as offering a staging point for water sports. The toilets by the Visitor Centre will be fully refurbished and new improved signage and seating will be provided around the park. 

Estimated completion: Summer/Autumn 2019.

Phase Four will see the Reservoir Café completely refurbished, with extensions planned to both the kitchen area and the outside refreshments area. The courtyard will be repaved and a new canopy installed over the covered seating area. 

Estimated completion: Spring 2020.

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Tesco's Bags of Help

Alongside these major improvements, the Council has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme to help improve its Community Sensory Garden.  

The Garden was one of three projects shortlisted locally for the supermarket’s initiative, which sees money raised from carrier bag sales awarded to local community groups. Shoppers visiting the Tesco stores in Daventry town centre, Wimborne Place and Weedon voted for their favorite during November and December. 

Daventry Country Park came second in the vote, meaning it has received £2,000 to make a range of improvements to the garden, including a sensory water feature, an improved planting scheme with a greater variety of colours and scents, and the installation of tactile educational information and activities.

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