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Whitworth Park is a private park, open to the public 365 days a year. The park contains several ponds, an ornamental lake and a wide variety of trees as well as various planted areas all nestled within 10 acres of mature parkland. Threaded by wide paved paths, the park is accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters. Home to numerous indigenous and migrating wildlife, Whitworth Park is a beautiful, tranquil, serene, landscape to walk, run, picnic, read, play, meet and interact with other members of the community or visitors to the peaks. All are welcome! Photograph taken by Mary Wilde.

Our Facilities

Our Facilities

Ornamental Ponds

Take a walk around our four ornamental ponds. Once a Victorian boating lake these ponds are now home to an abundance of wildlife all year round.

Childrens' Playground

Our adventure playground is suitable for toddlers and children of all ages encouraging them to explore in a safe environment on a variety of swings and play equipment.

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Skate Bowl

The skate bowl is located near the Childrens Playground and is a fantastic space for skateboarders of all ages. The use of protective gear is advised when using this equipment.

 Football Pitches

Our two football pitches, situated at the bottom of our park hosts a variety of games throughout the year. For more information on booking the pitch contact

Croquet Court

The Darley Dale Croquet Club play Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 pm to about 4.30 pm April- October. For more information go to

Crown Green Bowling Green

Beautifully kept Bowling green in the heart of Whitworth Park. For more information on the Bowls Club please contact Pat Whitehouse on 01629 734043

Park Rules

Park Rules

In order to ensure our park remains an enjoyable space for all users, please read our park rules for guidance on activities and usage.

Get Involved

As a registered charity we are always looking for helping hands to support the everyday maintenance of the venue and park. We have lots of volunteering opportunities available at The Whitworth to suit everyone's abilities and skill set.  


To find our about our current opportunities available please email

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