Franklin Park

Franklin Park runs between Welcombe Avenue and Bramble Way, with two main paths - a tarmac path leading directly through the park and a gravel path leading through a wooded area to our community orchard.

The community orchard is a great place to pick apples, pears, blackberries, and even quinces, when they're in season!

On the walk through the wooded area, you might be able to spot some apple, plum, and damson trees - absolutely delicious when ripe.

The park is 3.62 hectares / 8 acres in total.

Franklin Park also features a childrens play area, and a small sport equipment area with football goals and basketball hoop.

To reach the park by car, your best option will be the Welcombe Avenue entrance, which has a small car park.

By bus, the park is quite close to two major bus routes - the Arriva 104 stops on Henley Crescent, and the Arriva 51 stops near to Ayston Road, a short walk away.

Photos of Franklin Park

One of Franklin parks lovely nature walks.
Looking in from the Welcombe Avenue carpark
Green areas with trees on Franklin Park
Damson trees on Franklin park
Multi use games area on Franklin Park

Photos of Franklin Park Community Orchard

Franklin Parks community orchard
Trimming one of the trees on the community orchard
Apple trees on Franklin park

Customer Services Shop

Braunstone Civic Centre
Braunstone Town,

Tel: 0116 2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785

The coat of arms of Braunstone Town, with text reading 'Braunstone Town Council'.

Our Community Centres

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Braunstone Civic Centre
Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116 2890045

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Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
Tel: 0116 2890704


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Business Hours

Customer Service Shop

The new opening hours for customer services at the Braunstone Civic Centre during Covid-19 are: 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Wednesday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 6PM.
  • Thursday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Friday: 9AM - 1PM, then 1:30PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Please get in touch for information regarding bookings. 


Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2PM - 7PM
  • Tuesday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Thursday: 2PM - 5PM
  • Friday: 10AM - 12:00 Noon, then 2 PM - 5PM.
  • Saturday: 10AM - 1PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Thorpe Astley Community Centre

Not available for hirings due to Covid-19 Outbreak