Eastwood Park was once a part of the Hasland House Estate, which was given to local community by Alderman Eastwood (who was Mayor of Chesterfield, 1905 to 1908) on 2 July 1913. The first condition on donating the park was that it should be called "Hasland Park", however Alderman Eastwood later accepted the council's decision to name the park "Eastwood Park"
Nearly 100 years later Chesterfield Borough Council recently secured a grant of over 1.07million from the Herritage Lottery Fund and contributed a further £201,000. The restoration project included improvements to the Hasland Village Hall and fountain, modernisation of play areas, a new sports pavillion (just completed) and a new multi-use games area.
The project will renovate, improve and modernise exsisting facilities as well as introducing a number of new features to the park. The Council has worked closely with the Friends of Eastwood Park and the local community, sports group and other partners to put together the succesful bid. One of the striking features of the park is an ornamental fountain that came from Ringwood Hall in Chesterfield.
The Park has a Memorial arboretum, community garden, rose garden, wildlife area, muliti-purpose games areas, tennis court, football and cricket pitches, free outdoor gym, war memorial, village hall and a car park.
The park is 15 acres in size and located centrally within the "village" of Hasland and is often described by local residents as the centre piece of the village.
Hasland 2020 – Gala Day
We are sorry to announce that, due to the ongoing limitations on social gatherings, we have taken the decision to CANCEL the Community Gala Day, scheduled for 14th June 2020.
We know how disappointed many of our regular attendees will be but due to the uncertainty of the lifting of restrictions we have no choice. We sincerely hope you are all staying well and we look forward to a wonderful celebration on Sunday 13th June 2021.
Happy To Chat Benches:
Due to the restrictions on social gatherings we have removed the Happy to Chat signage from the park benches. We will reinstate these once we can ‘sit and chat’ once more.
We have a programme of activities for the summer holidays and some FREE tennis coaching too…but we cannot be sure that these will take place so PLEASE do check the local notice boards and this website as we will share any ‘good news’ as soon as we can.
In the meantime – Stay Home and Stay Safe
The Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland