Daventry Country Park is undergoing major improvements. £850,000 has been approved for the project to improve the circular paths, building new walkways and jetties, and improve the café area and toilets at our Green Flag Award-winning Park.
Here is an outline of the programme of work:
A replacement pier with improved access will be installed near the Raisborough Centre. The current structure is closed for safety of visitors. A new jetty will also be built from Lovell’s Bay, providing a new spot from which to view wildlife, as well as offering a staging point for water sports. An application for planning permission is being sought and works are planned to begin in the summer.
COMPLETED APRIL 2019: 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.
Walkways and bridges
COMPLETED SPRING 2020: The Marsh Walkway and bridges along the western edge of the reservoir have been improved and refurbished.
Visitor Centre, cafe and toilets
COMPLETED SUMMER 2020: The toilets by the Visitor Centre have been transformed in order to provide seven self-contained, unisex cubicles.
The Café has been improved and extended, creating a cosy indoor seating area with an internal servery in what was the Visitor Centre - this is expected to open in the autumn.
Outside, the covered seating area has been improved, the courtyard levelled and paved, windows and doors refurbished and modern shutters installed.
COMPLETED NOVEMBER 2020: Sections of damaged footpath totalling around 2 km in length have been completely restored and resurfaced. New way markers and trail markers have been installed around the park including the new Woodland trail with 20 markers featuring etching plaques depicting a range of animals and insects.