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Victoria Park - Parks, Sports & Recreation in Leicester

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Victoria Park

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Victoria Park

Victoria Park is a fine green space next to the University of Leicester campus.

The centrepiece of the park is the magnificent memorial arch, built to commemorate the dead of the First World War. The arch was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, as were the beautiful wrought iron gates at the parks Peace Walk and London Road entrances.

The area served as the city's race course until 1883; upon the racing find a new home at Leicester Racecourse in Oadby, the area was transformed and is now a peaceful retreat from the buzz of the city.

The park has areas of formal flowerbeds as well as winding pathways shaded by avenues of trees– perfect for finding some shade and enjoying a picnic or a good book on a summer’s day.

For more active visitors, the park is home to a bowling green, croquet area, 4 tennis courts, football and rugby pitches, a floodlit astro pitch and an outdoor gym.

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Leicester, LE1 7RY

Tel: +44 (0)116 4541003

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