A Spotlight on Spencer Park

A Spotlight on Spencer Park


Summer is upon us and whether you're looking for activities to keep the kids entertained, or you fancy some outdoor exercise, Spencer Park is very versatile and well equipped, containing a multi-sports area, tennis courts, football pitches, a BMX track and several children's play areas. As well as paths lined with beautiful trees and benches, a pavilion with changing facilities, and a Radar controlled accessible toilet.

The Junior Park Run: Held at Spencer Park, which usually takes place every Sunday at 9am. It's a free event, but you do need to register before you visit: www.parkrun.org.uk

Fitness groups use the park, from Bootcamp to Zumba. If you are interested in joining, more details can be found on Rushden Town App (Search under 'Community Groups').

NEW: Table Tennis coming soon to Spencer Park... Keep an eye out over the coming month for this new addition to the park. Bats will be available to borrow, but if you'd like to purchase your own set, we'd recommend visiting Osborne Sports & Toys in Rushden High Street.

If you wish to use Spencer Park for organised fitness activities or to book football pitches and floodlit training areas, please email: info@rushdentowncouncil.gov.uk

A moment in History...At the end of the First World War Rushden received a thanks for its contribution to the war effort in the form of a redundant tank which was named 'Rushden'.

for many years, Spencer Park was home to the tank where countless youngsters in the 1920s and 30s spent many happy hours playing on and around it.In 1940 it was broken up for metal salvage to help the Second World War effort.

The photograph was taken by a local photographer, Mr C F Chapman.

To find out more about the history of Spencer Park or Rushden, please visit: www.rushdenheritage.co.uk

Posted: Tue, 01 Jun 2021 15:24 by Michelle Lewis

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