Holmebrook valley Park lies to the west of Chesterfield accessed by road from Linacre Road at Holme Hall or Newbold Road at Upper Newbold, both of which offer ample car parking. This unique park is the largest in Chesterfield and covers an area of 130 acres. The park was reclaimed from an opencast site and laid out as a park in 1995. It was opened by Frank Dobson MP on 23rd April 1995.
There are a wide variety of facilities within the park including football pitches with a Pavilion for changing and refreshments from the Cafe. The Pavilion is also used for meetings of the Friends group. The beautiful lake, which is home to Ducks, Swans, Coots and Canada Geese, has fishing sites around its perimeter. Permits can be obtained from the secretary of the fishing club.
The park has play areas for children, cycle paths and footpaths through and around the park. It has an orienteering route and a mountain bike course at the east end. It is also part of the Chesterfield Sculpture Trail. These paths are popular with dog walkers and cyclists, linking with the cycle routes around Chesterfield. Walkers can take the paths to Newbold, Ashgate, Linacre reservoirs or Cutthorpe. There are picnic tables at the Linacre road car park and play area, also at the lake,football pitches and Pavilion Play area. There is plenty of seating around the park with litter bins and some dog litter bins. The Holme Brook runs through the park from Linacre Reservoirs and in the brook can be found Bullheads, Trout and Crayfish. The northern end of the park is elevated and offers spectacular views over Chesterfield to Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle and on towards Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The high ground makes the park popular with kite flyers and model plane enthusiasts. The park offers a peaceful haven with the opportunity to see wild flowers and birdlife.