Frequently Asked Questions

What green spaces or parks are maintained by the Melton Mowbray Town Estate?

In the town centre we maintain what is locally know as the “Town Park” but actually splits into 6 different plots of land:

  1. Play Close
  2. Priors Close
  3. New Park
  4. Wilton Park
  5. Egerton Park
  6. Memorial Gardens

We also maintain and operate Sysonby Acres Leisure Park on Asfordby Road

What historical landmarks or buildings are managed by the Melton Mowbray Town Estate?

    1. Melton Mowbray Market Cross: An iconic Grade II listed monument located in the town centre, dating back to the 14th century and historically used for market trading
    2. The Bandstand: Late 19th century/early 20th century octagonal bandstand Grade II listed building
    3. Jerusalem Arch: The old stone arch located by the Memorial Gardens at the end of Leicester Street. The plaque reads:
      • “This archway which dates from about 1480, is all that has survived of The Manor Property of the order of St John of Jerusalem in this town, which formerly stood on Spital End Now called Nottingham Street.”
    4. New Park Gates: Grade II listed monument located at the edge of New Park and Leicester Street

What recreational facilities does the Melton Mowbray Town Estate manage?

Melton Mowbray Town Estate manages several recreational facilities for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. These include:

  1. Parks and Green Spaces: The Estate oversees the maintenance and management of parks, gardens, and green areas within the town. These spaces provide opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, picnicking, and enjoying nature. As list of these facilities can be found on our Parks page
  2. Sports Facilities: Some recreational facilities managed by the Estate include sports courses, courts, or pitches for activities such as football, tennis, or golf. Wilton Park offers a secure 5-a-side football pitch, a netball court and tennis court. Sysonby Acres offers a full 18-hole Par 3 golf, FootGolf and DiscGolf course. These facilities are all available for public use or may be utilised by local sports clubs and organizations. 
  3. Playgrounds: The Estate may maintain playground equipment in Play Close Park which is equipped with swings, slides, and other play equipment for children to enjoy for free.