Eureka Park

Eureka Park developed from a simple recreation ground during the 1920s. Named after a coal seam which runs beneath it, it is a green oasis situated on Midland Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0BA. The park was restored in 2014 with a Heritage Lottery Grant.

Heritage Lottery Fund

It is open all day, every day and has:

  • two junior football pitches
  • one netball court
  • two tennis courts - play for free
  • crown bowling green
  • children’s play area
  • natural water play area
  • crazy golf
  • toilets
  • picnic tables
  • performance area
  • orienteering course (pdf, 483kb) (and answer sheet) (pdf, 104kb)

'Invisible Heritage'

A programme has been designed to capture the park’s 'invisible heritage', which has been lost over time.

We need people to do things like hold or help with events and activities, garden and look after wildlife, research history, talk to younger people about times gone by, lead park walks, fundraise and contribute to social media.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information about the project, contact the park’s community engagement officer by telephoning 01283 228766 or emailing

Park attendants

There are attendants in the park at the following times:

Time of year


Start of British Summer Time (BST) to April 30

9am to 6.30pm

May 1 to May 14

9am to 7pm

May 15 to August 14

9am to 8pm

August 15 to September 14

9am to 7pm

September 15 to end of British Summer Time (BST)

9am to 6pm

End of BST to start of BST

9am to 3pm

Eureka Park
Eureka Park