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Eureka Park

Eureka Park is a traditional open park developed from a simple recreation ground during the 1920s and early 1930s. Named after a coal seam which runs beneath the park and the former colliery on the western side of the site, Eureka Park provides a green oasis close to the centre of Swadlincote and is used daily by many people, from dog walkers to school children, from sports clubs to walking groups.

Eureka Park paddling pool and clock

The park was restored during 2014. Find out more about the Eureka Park restoration project.


  • football pitch
  • two netball courts
  • two tennis courts - available April to October (weather dependent)
  • Crown Green bowls (available for hire April to September)
  • playground area
  • natural water play area
  • multi-use games area
  • crazy golf
  • changing facilities
  • toilets
  • picnic area
  • performance area.


Eureka Park
Midland Road
DE11 0BA

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Opening times

The park is open all day every day.

Community involvement

Community involvement is an essential part of our attempts to improve the quality of our urban parks. If you are interested in finding out more about getting involved with this park or other parks within the district, please contact the community engagement officer (Eureka Park) tel: 01283 228766 or email:

Park keepers

There are park keepers in attendance at Eureka Park during the following times:

Park keeper times
Time of yearHours in attendance
Start of British Summer Time (BST) to 30 April10am to 7.30pm
1 May to 14 May10am to 8pm
15 May to 14 August10am to 9pm
15 August to 14 September10am to 8pm
15 September to end of British Summer Time (BST)10am to 7pm
End of BST to start of BST10am to 4pm

Pay and play

At Eureka Park it is possible to just turn up and pay on site for the use of certain facilities.

Schedule of prices

Bowling green (per hour):

  • Adult: 2.60
  • Concession: 1.50

Tennis court:

  • free

Crazy golf:

  • Adult: 2
  • Concession: 1

There is a 1 deposit required on all equipment

Exclusive hire of the football pitches, bowling green and netball courts must be done through the Council Offices.

Contact details

South Derbyshire District Council
Cultural Services
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 595782
Fax: 01283 595720
Online: contact form

page ref: SDDC 205

Related documents

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