Close to the centre of the village is Meadow Park. East Leake is very fortunate to have such an amenity close enough for any resident to walk to. The park has a variety of open spaces from woodland to open ground with the picturesque Kingston Brook flowing through its heart.
A Short History of Meadow Park
Meadow Park is almost eighteen hectares of open countryside which used to be farmed by the Kirk family.
In 1995, they gave the land to the village to be a permanent leisure facility for local residents and it is now owned by Rushcliffe Borough Council.
The Borough Council retains responsibility for maintaining the park boundaries and for any major work which may become necessary, but since 2009 the day to day management of the park has been in the hands of East Leake Parish Council.
With a network of footpaths the park an important part of East Leake leisure with an outdoor gym, picnic tables, space for people to play outdoor sports and walk their dogs.
The Millstone Sculpture (created 2003).
The millstone was found in the brook by Severn Trent engineers in the early 1990s, when they were laying a sewer for the new housing development on Gotham Road, and at the request of the Parish Council it was kept as a reminder of East Leake’s past.
Although there is no known record of a watermill in the village, it is reasonable to suppose that that is how the stone originated, and it was chosen to be the focal point for a piece of “Community Sculpture” designed and supervised by Xceptional Designs, who specialise in working with community groups.
Nottinghamshire County Council environment officers were so impressed that they used the water splash motif when they renewed the bridge-work at the entrance to the park.
Why not become a Friend of Meadow Park?
You must be over 16 years of age to be an individual member. Simply click on the 'Join Us' download link below and download an application form.
The minimum subscription of £3 per year for an individual or for family/household membership the subscription is £5 a year and covers all ages.
For more information: Contact the Secretary using the contact link below.