Melton Town Parks
Melton Mowbray Town Estate look after all of the most prominent green spaces within the town of Melton, these parks are maintained and upgraded at no cost to the tax payer. Our parks include: Play Close, Egerton Park and Wilton Park, along with the Memorial Gardens.
In 1848, the townspeople of Melton used the Play Close for shows, recreation and stalls at fair time. The refurbished children’s play area in Play Close has benefitted from new impact surfaces, new play equipment, including equipment specifically designed for wheelchairs which can also be used for pushchairs. Over the years the Melton Mowbray Show has brought the finest acts to the town, including the famous King’s Troop Musical Ride, the Household Cavalry, the Band of the Royal Marines and top Naval acts, HMS Daedalus and HMS Sultan, amongst many other major military performers, as well as a host of top stunt teams and thrilling entertainers.
Originally a field, purchased from Lady Wilton in 1919, the design of this park epitomises the spirit of Edwardian times, the centre of individual sporting activities in the Town Parks.Since its inception, various garden and seated areas have been added. The trees complement those in the Play Close and New Park, on the other bank of the River Eye.There are all weather tennis courts (allowing all year round use), a putting green, lawns and ornamental shrubberies were established. Latterly, a refreshment kiosk, a miniature railway and Unders 5’s play park have been added
Egerton park was purchased in 1931, completed the quadrants of Estate land around the Leicester Road Bridge. Football, hockey and cricket pitches are laid out. The Park has also in times gone by been the venue for the Country Fair, Lions Family Fun days and a Tug of War. On 10 March 2003 the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray installed a sundial in the park to commemorate 75 years of service to the community. The Town Estate acquired the Memorial Gardens in 1929, the terrace where the memorial stands is a listed structure, with Portland stone tablets recording the names of the townspeople who died in war.
We try to ensure that all our activities are carbon neutral and do not harm the environment.
As a registered charity we manage all of our facilities responsibly on behalf of the community.
We have a structured maintenance plan to maintain and upgrade our facilities for all to enjoy.
We use qualified grounds people to maintain our green spaces, ensuring a lasting legacy.
All of our activities and public facilities are insured and risk assessed for your safety.
Clean & Tidy
We work in a careful way to ensure that the green spaces in Melton are clear of litter.
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