Somercotes Park

Welcome to Somercotes Park centrally located in the heart of the village providing residents and visitors with a place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Somercotes park master plan

After recent public consultation held at Somercotes Park, the master plan has been published to display the future proposals for the park. Please take a look at the plan to see all the new ideas and improvements due to be made over the next few years. Thank you to all who attended the event and made their valuable comments, helping make Somercotes Park a more inviting place to enjoy. 

Click on the links below to read more.

The park has open access and is available to the public 365 days a year.

Somercotes evolved during the 19th century due to the growth of local industries such as coal mining and the ironworks which brought many people to the area wanting to live close to sources of work. 

It is thought that from this growth the demand for outdoor activities grew and playing pitches were developed creating Somercotes Park, and as the population grew, facilities were added as time went on. 

More recently the Somercotes Leisure Development Group, A voluntary community group applied for funding from the Big Lottery Fund, Coalfield Regeneration Fund and Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership to build the Somerlea Centre, which is a community hub in the centre of the park.

Somerlea centre – the main hub of the recreation ground offering toilet facilities, meeting, training and changing rooms and indoor gym. A large function room is available for hire with bar facilities. 

Car parking - available adjacent to the Somerlea Centre and is free of charge. 

Multi-user games area (MUGA) - which is free to use and has lighting for the darker nights. 

Synthetic pitch – this is available for use at a small cost and can be booked through the Somerlea Centre. 

Play area – equipped play area containing traditional items such as swings, slides and there is also a new zip-wire facility. 

Gym equipment - outdoor gym equipment is available which is well used by local teenagers. 

Skate park – made from skatelight boards with traditional ramps. 

Bowling green – used by a local team from Jacksdale. 

Football pitch – this is managed by the Somerlea Centre and is available for a small fee.

It is easily accessible from all areas of Somercotes having the main entrance from Main Road, Somercotes which provides vehicular access to the car park. Pedestrian access is available through the Market Place, Farm Close and Brenden Avenue.

The park is available to book for events. For more information contact landscape services on 01773 841542. 

Park Lives – Childrens Sports Sessions 
Monday evenings including; April - 16th, 23rd & 30th May - 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June - 4th 11th, 18th & 25th July – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th August - 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th - 6.30pm to 8.00pm. 
Free to enter weekly multi sports sessions aimed at 8-25 year olds delivered by youth workers.

The park is owned by Amber Valley Borough Council and is managed by the landscape services department. 

The Somerlea Centre is run by a charity organisation; they license the recreational facilities from the Borough Council and organise any events.

The borough council are always keen to promote positive use of the site and a good park user guide is visible at all entrances to the park. 

For further information please contact landscape services on 01773 841570.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841335 or email landscapeservices@ambervalley.gov.uk