VISITING EATON PARK
VISITING EATON PARK
VISITING EATON PARK
There are good public transport options and Norwich’s Pedalways help make cycling here a pleasure. Scroll down for information on parking but if you can, please leave your car at home.
Eaton Park is 40 minutes walk from Norwich city centre. It is south west of the city, just off the outer ring road. To the east of the park is the city’s golden triangle area, and to the west Earlham Park, UEA and the Sainsbury Centre.
For walkers, Eaton Park is also an ideal start or end to a longer walk round the UEA lake or along the Yare Valley Way.
Use norwich.cyclestreets.net to plan a fast and safe route to the park. There are bike stands in the park.
Norwich’s bike share scheme “Beryl Bikes” has a parking bay near the ring road (west) end of South Park Avenue. Hire bikes and scooters can be picked up or dropped off here.
A cycle path along Bluebell Road provides off-road access from Eaton, Cringleford, and Hethersett, and from UEA and Earlham.
Two Pedalways pass close to Eaton Park:
Pink Pedalway (The Avenues). From the city cross the outer ring road and take the second left (Corie Road) and the first right (De Hague Road). Eaton Park is at the end of De Hague Road and there’s an entrance on the right.
Blue Pedalway (Newmarket Road). For a quiet route to Eaton Park from the Blue Pedalway turn onto Unthank Road (directly or via Judges Walk or Leopold road). Take the unmarked track opposite Judges Walk and beside the old gate house. At Buckingham Road turn left, take the first right onto Sotherton Road and first left on to Parmenter Road. Eaton Park will be ahead of you. The entrance is on the left.
First Bus service 25 (University to riverside and railway station). Bus stop South Park Avenue.
First Bus service 26 (Hospital and University via Earlham Road to city centre). Bus stop North Park Avenue.
Eaton Park has two small car parks, both accessed from South Park Avenue. One is near the rose garden and Crazy Golf, and the other is near the pitch and putt and community centre. Parking is free. On high days and holidays parking is severely restricted.
Eaton Park Café
Monday to Sunday 9am to 4pm
kitchen closes at 3pm
(unless hosting live music or private function)
There are toilets in the central pavilion, including an accessible one. There is a second set of toilets at the pitch and putt hut near the lower, or West Car Park.
Toilet opening hours
Spring / autumn opening (March, April, Sept, Oct) 8am to 7pm
Summer opening (May, June, July, Aug) 8am to 8.30pm
Winter opening (Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec) 8am to 5pm
The skate park and the tennis courts beside the lily pond are floodlit. Some of the avenues leading to the rotunda have lighting. The rotunda is well-lit.
There is level access throughout and there are lots benches. Some of the historic buildings and structures have steps but ramps have been retrofitted.
There is an accessible toilet with a radar key in the rotunda. Toilets at the pitch and putt are not accessible to wheelchair users.
The Crazy Golf and Putting Green have got ramped access. The play area has a special needs swing seat.
Eaton Park welcomes responsible dog owners and their dogs. The park is great for taking a walk together, ball throwing and chasing, and having a good run around!
The Friends celebrate the many “Dogs of Eaton Park” with a special Facebook page gallery. Take a look.
Here are some answers to ‘frequently asked questions’ we have been asked about dogs in Eaton Park. We checked with Norwich City Council and hope you find the below answers useful.
Does my dog need to be on a lead?
You don’t have to have your dog on a lead all the time, but you do need to have good control of it and this may mean using the lead from time to time. Also, some people, especially young children, may find very friendly dogs intimidating.
In the rose garden, dogs (and small children!) should keep to the pathways (to help protect the beautiful flower beds). On the pitch and putt dogs should be on leads and dog walkers are asked to keep to the perimeter paths.
Can I take my dog in Eaton Park Café (in the rotunda)?
Yes. Eaton Park Café welcomes well-behaved dogs on leads.
Where can I get a drink for my dog?
Easton Park Café has a special water trough for dogs.
Is there anywhere I can’t take my dog in the park?
Yes – dogs aren’t allowed in the children’s play area. There are railings where you can tie dogs up, and picnic tables where you can wait together.
What about dog mess?
You can put bagged dog mess in any of the bins in the park. And you do need to clear up after your dog throughout the park, even in the wilder areas.