Bowls and croquet are no longer available on Victoria Park.

The croquet club now plays at Monks Rest Gardens, Vicarage Lane LE5 1EE. They welcome new members and details can be found at https://leicestercroquet.org.uk with enquiries directed to secretary@leicestercroquet.org.uk .

The Bowling Green was situated between the Pavilion and London Road,¬† behind a substantial hedge. The Council decided to ‘decommission’ the bowling green so bowl and croquet are no longer available. It was then¬† used as a temporary compound for the cycleway works on London Road. This work has now finished and the bowling green as it is can be seen below.

The fine grass surface has gone, replaced by temporary hard-standing for vehicles and equipment. Similarly the protective high hedges have been removed making the side of the lodges more visible.

The area which was the bowling green is now due for restoration including grassland, tree and shrub planting, and new sitting areas.