Park Improvements

Daventry Country Park improvement plans

Daventry Country Park is set to undergo 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 the Green Flag Award-winning Park.

Here is an outline of the work which will be carried out: 

New playground

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. COMPLETED APRIL 2019

Improved footpaths, signage and benches

Footpaths will be improved throughout the Community Sensory Garden and along the circular walk around the reservoir. Two timber footbridges will also be repaired near the southern entrance along with the Walkway Marsh. New improved signage and seating will be provided around the park.

Piers/jetties

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.

Visitor Centre, cafe and toilets

The toilets by the Visitor Centre will be fully refurbished, as will the Reservoir Café, 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. 

Consultation on toilet facilities 

The next phase of work will see the toilets at the Visitor Centre improved. The Council is currently consulting on two different options, and people are invited to submit their views by 5pm on Sunday 4 August. 


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Tesco's Bags of Help

Alongside these major improvements, the Council 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. 

Daventry Country Park came second in the vote, meaning it 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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