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

Business Hours

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
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Thorpe Astley Community Centre

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    Customer Services Shop

    Open Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on Bank Holidays.


    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway,
    Braunstone Town,
    Leicester,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
    Fax: 0116 2824785

    enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Our Community Centres


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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 2890045
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Thorpe Astley Community Centre
    Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
    Tel: 0116 2890704
    bookings@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Braunstone Town Community Library
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159
    library@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk


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