Victoria Park, Leicester

Victoria Park in Leicester, England is a 69-acre public park. It is in the south-east, just outside the city-centre, close by the University of Leicester and Leicester railway station.

It has facilities for various sports, including tennis, basketball, bowls, croquet, football and cricket. A skate park has been recently added. The park is sometimes used as a venue for outdoor events - in recent years these have included BBC Radio One's One Big Sunday, and Leicester Pride. A pavilion provides changing facilities, and also the site of a cafe.

Memorial Arch in Victoria Park, Leicester

It was historically part of the South Fields of Leicester, and was used from 1806 to 1883 as a racecourse - a function that was then transferred as to the purpose-built Leicester Racecourse in Oadby. It was opened as a park in 1882. The park is home to two memorials. The more prominent, Memorial Arch, was designed by Edwin Lutyens, and commemorates the dead of the First World War.