About our project

It all began with a simple idea. Let’s create a nature park as a legacy for the town from the 122,000 square metres (30 acres) of wasteland and wooded area by the River Nene and adjacent to the lake owned by Middle Nene Sailing Club.

Let’s make it a place of peace and tranquility, where families and friends can meet, where adventure and learning can begin, and where nature can thrive and be enjoyed.

And let’s make it our park - created and cared for by the people of Thrapston for the local community and visitors.

And so began our journey to create the Thrapston Nene Valley Park.

The Benefits of a Nature Park in Thrapston

For the Town:

• Helps make Thrapston an even more desirable place to live, work and visit.

• Improved pathways and raised pathways would offer people with disabilities better access to our countryside.

For the local natural environment:

• Creation/maintenance of habitats and conservation areas for wildfowl, insects and animals.

• Park will create a nature learning destination for local schools, colleges and interest groups.

For the Community of Thrapston and surrounding villages:

• Generates pride and ownership of the area for all generations, now and future.

• Creates a destination that residents can enjoy year-round.

• Engages residents of all ages to design, build and maintain their park.

• Local publicity – half way point of the 114 mile Nene Walk (Daventry to The Wash National Nature Reserve) and at the heart of the Nene Valley.

Provides a place of peace and tranquility

Builds a sense of community

Gets people active & improves physical health

Educates about nature

Get Involved: Become a Park Maker

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Thrapston nene Valley Park project.

It is a wonderful opportunity for lots of local people to help deliver the most amazing nature park in the heart of the Nene Valley.

The project is being run by a volunteer management team, in conjunction with Thrapston Town Council. 

Together, we will create, build, clear land, fundraise, dig, plant, promote, maintain, get stuck in and have some fun as we transform 30 acres of wasteland, woodland and open space into a legacy green space for the town. 

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