Saturday 13 March 2021


The past 12 months have seen lots of people walking and cycling through the park. We've not been able to run our usual events but hope to have at least a litter pick sometime this year.

Thank you to all who regularly clear up litter, left especially around the playground.

Our noticeboard next to the Inkerman Cottages entrance was damaged, we have attempted to repair it but despite attempting to seal it damp is still getting in. We are now laminating the display sheets.

We hope to refurbish the noticeboard near Manor Road/Rockingham Close.

If you have any spare bags for dog poo please leave them in the three dispensers we have near the park entrances.

Unfortunately there has been some anti social behaviour, loud music and swearing. The police are aware and do occasionally visit the park but if you see anything please report it by dialling 101 or via the Derbyshire Police website. It is only if incidents are reported that the police start to visit.

Saturday 12 September 2020

Anti Social Behaviour

We are more than aware of the regular group of teenagers who are often using the playground equipment.

Many reports have been made to the police and borough council about the loud music and swearing. The domination of this group has resulted in complaints from families that they don't want to be in the park at the same time as this group.

If you witness what you consider to be anti social behaviour please report it to Derbyshire Police by ringing 101 or via their website which allows online filing of 'reports'.

There have been at least two incidents of attempted arson on the playground equipment and there is often a lot of litter and broken glass.

Saturday 25 April 2020


The park remains open for exercise and dog walking, please maintain social distance.

The playground equipment has been taped off by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Saturday 7 December 2019

Woodcraft Afternoon

Very popular workshop this afternoon with all reindeer and snowman kits being made in the first half hour! After that the pine cone hedgehogs proved popular too.

Thursday 28 November 2019

Woodcraft Workshop

Our popular autumn woodcraft workshop returns on Saturday 7th December.

Find us at the orange gazebo near the Ashgate Road entrance from 2.00pm until 3.30pm.

This year there will be our usual log reindeer plus pine cone hedgehogs and log snowmen.
Reindeer & snowmen £3.00 each or 2 for £5.00
Hedgehogs £1.50 or 2 for £2.00

We will have some Birdbox kits available too for you to take away and build, £5.00 each.

Limited numbers of kits available so first come first served!

Thursday 4 April 2019

Litter Pick

We're having a community litter pick on Sunday 7th April in the park. Meet at 10.30am near the Inkerman Cottages entrance.
We'll also be tidying up around the apple trees.

All helpers welcome!

Wednesday 6 March 2019

New Friends Group

A new 'friends' group for Monkey Park on Chester St are holding their inaugural meeting on 13th March at 6.30pm in Monkey Park cafe. All welcome.