Cadley Park offers more than 6 acres of new green space where you can enjoy woodland, meadow grassland, wetland, a pump track, a learn to ride area, cycle ways, walkways, seating, plus areas for informal recreation.
Adjoining Cadley Park is a new 50 acre country park named Coronation Park to commemorate the coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort. The park includes footpaths and cycleways, a picnic area and community orchard, as well as new habitats to protect and promote local wildlife, with the site already being home to bats, owls, coots, swans, geese and kingfishers. At the heart of the green space is a memorial pit wheel, providing a poignant reminder of the site’s rich mining history and commemorating the lives of former colliery workers.
Cherry trees were planted in Coronation Park as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project. This marks 150 years of Japan-UK friendship and the continued cooperation between the two nations. Cherry blossom (sakura) is the national flower of Japan, and over six thousand cherry trees were planted throughout the UK in 2020/21.