Recreation Grounds & Parks
Locations of recreation ground and play facilities in Groby.
•Stamford Memorial Park
About Quarry Park
This park is located adjacent to Martinshaw Primary School and is easily accessed off Forest Rise. Access is also available from the A50 and Markfield Road.
In late 2011, to encourage more and more people to follow a fitter and healthier lifestyle, Groby Parish Council installed an outdoor gym for teenagers, families and fitness enthusiasts right through to the over 60's.
The equipment was purchased with the aid of a grant from the Parish Community Initiative Fund, and offers several different levels of complexity appealing to all abilities right across the board. The equipment is versatile and a combination of different units can provide a whole body fitness programme.
May 2012 saw a a major improvement to the area with the installation of new play equipment for ages 18 months to 14 years. The play area features swings, multi-play equipment, an orbiter, aero whirl, rota bounce and twin rider. In addition, new site furniture, including bins and picnic benches,are also provided.
Quarry Park is also the venue for Groby Junior Club’s Home games and the football pitch has an annual maintenance schedule that will keep it in good condition all year round.
Site location: Forest Rise, Groby, LE6
About Marina Park
This formal park is situated in Groby, and provides a play area for toddlers and juniors, as well as the new BMX track. A traditional park landscape, the main footpath is linked to Stamford Memorial Park by an avenue of trees.
The BMX track at Marina Park is a new development by Groby Parish Council. It compliments the other recreational and games facilities that already exist in the park and in the village more generally. The new development provides a venue for BMX cycling in the village for the local community and helps to improve the physical well being of users. It also provides a safe and accessible venue for the local youths to ride their bikes and take part in a fast growing Olympic sport.
The park has good vehicular access from Marina Drive with an extensive car parkwhich has recently been re-surfaced and lined. The car park has a gate and height barrier which prevents unauthorised access outside the published opening times. There are tarmacadam footpaths which provide access from Stamford Memorial Park and from Marina Drive.
Site location: Off Castell Drive, Groby, LE6
Stamford Memorial Park : Site location: Off Stamford Drive, Groby, LE6
Groby Juniors Football Club play here on Sundays, and there is Memorial Stone dedicated to five footballers who lost their lives in a tragic bus crash. The memorial site is soon to be landscaped further providing additional seating and planting (2013).