Evington Park House (LE56DE) was sold to Leicester Corporation in 1947 and is a building used by Park Services staff.
In 2015 Friends of Evington were given a community access control agreement and work with Leicester City Council to promote community usage in the three community rooms. The following groups use the three community rooms regularly and pay for usage according to Leicester City Council’s agreed ‘Fees and Charges’ sheet.
Evington Yoga groups – From 9th Feb. 2017 – 4 times a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday morning and Thursday morning.
Monday Keep Fit – once a week
Monday afternoon Friendship Group – once a week
Monday Walking for Health – refreshments afterwards – once a week
Strad dogs and Puppy Training – once a fortnight
Art in the Park – once a week
Sitting and Standing Keep Fit – once a week
Anything Goes (Leicester Ageing Together/Age UK) – once a week
Quillers group – once a week
Naso – Let’s Talk 2-4pm
Drop-In – once a week
History and Heritage Group – once a month
Evington Branch of the Labour Party – once a month
Gujerati Social Club – when it isn’t suitable to meet outside in the park
Tools for Africa – once a week
Aromatherapy (Courses in 2017).
Evington Bicycle Club – once a week from April to end of September
Now by Nov. 2018, the system has been changed without consultation and Friends of Evington no longer have a community access agreement. The usage at present is restricted to daytime usage and various groups listed below have fob (an electronic key) access.
Monday Keep Fit (Monday mornings)
The Friendship Group (Monday afternoons)
Evington crochet group (Tuesday mornings)
Art in the Park (Tuesday afternoons)
Anything Goes (Wednesday mornings)
Bilal Yoga (Wednesday afternoons)
Thursday Yoga (Thursday mornings)
Quillers group (Thursday afternoons)
Drop in group (Friday afternoons)
Tools for Africa continue to meet in Evington House, usually on a Monday
Strad dogs now meet at the Secular Hall, Humberstone Gate, Leicester
Naso – Let’s Talk. This charity has closed down.
The History and Heritage group now meet at the Parish Centre by St. Denys Church in Evington village.
Evington Branch of the Labour Party have only had one meeting in 2018 at St. Chad’s.
The Aromatherapy course is not continuing
Evington Bicycle Club meets in the Park and has access to a shed for equipment.
The Gujerati Social club meet informally in Evington Park.
During the 2020 Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Evington Park House has been closed to all and people are allowed to exercise once a day, maintaining at least 2 metres of social distancing. Evington Park is still open for people to exercise if they follow the strict rules. If they don’t, then they can be fined by the Police.