Our Plans

In the last 10 years Thrapston has transformed from a sleepy Northamptonshire town into a bustling, lively and award-winning place to live; full of young families and an incredibly supportive community.

We have made the most of our green space, with numerous pocket parks around the town and the Peace Park in the centre, but we need more.


We’re carefully converting the wasteland area and woodland near the lake into something more useful that can be enjoyed by everyone, year round.

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The project is being run by the volunteer management team in conjunction with Thrapston Town

Council. The committee has two elected Town Councillors as permanent members of the team. The

management team is working to a constitution approved by the Town Council.


We keep the size of the management team small and each member has a particular responsibility within the project. We're still recruiting talented and skilled professionals to volunteer their time to help guide the

project. If you're interested, please email us.


We've a big job ahead of us...

The Park covers an area of 30 acres from the Water’s Edge estate to the south of the sailing lake and includes the Thrapston Town Walk to the east, woodland and fields, as well as the Skate Park and BMX track. It’s in the heart of the Nene Valley, at the centre point of the 114 mile Nene Way, which starts in Badby, Northants, and ends at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, where the River Nene outflows into The Wash.


The plans for each phase will be shared on this website, on our Facebook page and via Thrapston Town Council. We’d welcome your feedback and ideas.


A costed proposal works will be submitted to Thrapston Town Council for approval. The cost for each

phase will be covered by grants and donations with volunteers doing the majority of the work.


Calling building services, landscaping professionals, tree surgeons...!

We need professional companies for certain jobs. Do you own a company that could offer services and or equipment for free? Please get in touch, we'd love to get you involved. 


Take a look on our Volunteer page to see how you can get involved to creating the Thrapston Nene Valley Park.


Our Info page has more FAQs.