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Coronation Park

The Borough of Corby covers an area of approximately 80 square kilometres and is situated in the heart of England. It is characterised by beautiful countryside, green open spaces, ancient woodland and wide grass verges. The current estimates put the population at just over 73,800 (Office for National Statistics, 2019).

The main body of Coronation park forms a triangle bound by Cottingham Road, Richmond Road and Elizabeth Street being located less than 100m from Willow Place & Corby Town Shopping Centre, The East Midlands International Swimming Pool and The Cube (the civic hub of Corby). The park links the historic Lloyds Estate, which was built during the boom years of Corby’s steel industry to house the thousands of migrant workers who flocked to the town during the 1930s and 40s; with the town centre destination hub a feature since the early 1950s.

The park is accessible and free for all to use; being divided into number of distinguishable areas of varied use:

  1. Formal Memorial Garden with Rose Arbour

  2. Decked Performance Area

  3. Amenity Grassed Picnic Area

  4. Semi Wooded Area

  5. Pavilion and Multi Use Community Area

  6. Sensory Garden

New lighting, using low energy bulbs, has been installed alongside the main footpath through the park, paying homage to the original lights which were located on site; during the summer months each column has hanging baskets adding vibrant colour and scents to compliment the barrier planters located at the main entrances to the park. The wide verges parallel to the Cottingham Road entrance have flower beds for both summer and winter schemes, complimented by the arrangements within the memorial garden, adding further hints of lavender and fragrant roses.

Walking Sticks
Girl in the Woods

Boating Lake

Cottingham Road, Corby, Northants, NN17 2UN - see map for directions Tel:  01536 464267

Corby Boating Lake was constructed in the early 70's. It is a lovely facility at the heart of the town. The lake can boast a wide range of geese, ducks, water fowl and our residential swans. The recent environmental project has improved fishing stocks. There are also herons, gulls and kingfishers that visit the lake along with a host of woodland and garden birds.

Are you interested in volunteering?  If yes, click here for more information.

  • Day ticket coarse fishing -  Adults - £5.00, 12-16 year olds/Concessions Full day £3.00, Half day £1.50. All under 12's Free.

  • Please note the Boating Lake Café is under a lease agreement for opening times please pop in. 

  • Children's play area.

  • Corby & District Model Boat Club - Thursday and Sunday Dawn - Dusk members only (new members always welcome)

  • Parking available for users only

  • Picnic area

  • Walks

  • Adult fitness equipment (along Pat Fawcett Way - walkway towards Swimming Pool)

  • Wheelchair access

  • Friends of Thoroughsale & Hazel Wood

Fishing Rules

For further information: Tel North Northamptonshire Council 0300 1263000


  • Lake bailiffs carry out daily checks.

  • Failure to comply with the rules will result in a ban from fishing in the lake.

  • You will fish in a manner in which is in no way detrimental to wildlife or fish.

  • All nets, slings, mats and sacks MUST be dipped in the disinfectant station by the log cabin before and after use.

  • Respect the bailiff.                                         

  • Any hooked birds to be reported to café staff immediately.

  • Footpaths must not be obstructed at any time.

  • You must carry and show a current EA Licence in order to purchase a ticket.

  • You must use only shop bought barbless hooks max. size 12 (no micro).

  • Cage and method feeders must be inline and free running (no elastic).  

  • You fish at peg numbers only, one person per peg.

  • You do not remove fish from lake.

  • You do not put fish into the lake.

  • No rubbish is left at the lake.

  • No under 12’s to use two rods at one time.

  • Maximum of two rods at this lake.

  • Night fishing is limited and must be booked 24 hours in advance. 

  • All bait to be carried in bait boxes, no tins.

  • Under 12’s to be accompanied by an ADULT at all times.

  • Unhooking mats compulsory (for large fish).

  • No braid whatsoever, nylon only

  • No floating baits. List of baits allowed on main notice board by cafe entrance.

  • No keep nets to be used in this lake, except in official matches.

  • These rules will be enforced vigorously.


PLEASE NOTE - No fishing between Pegs 1-8 & 45-54 inclusive on Thursdays or Sundays (these are designated areas and days for Corby & District Model Boat Club).

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