This historic park is Newark on Trent’s largest open space and is home to the Queen’s Sconce earthwork fortification, which dates back to the 17th century Civil War. Facilities include Ranger service, Rumbles Cafe, Children’s play area, Woodland, River and 3 Local Nature Reserves.
In 2010 the park reopened after a major restoration project. The money for the project was provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which gave £1.13m. The rest came from Newark and Sherwood District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Wren, Veolia Environmental Trust, the Alliance Sub-regional Strategic Partnership and the Friends of Sconce and Devon Park.
Improved access, visitor facilities and volunteering activities have all benefited from the restoration. Visitor numbers have increased dramatically with more events being held on the park than ever before. Annual events such as Sconce Fest draw numbers of over a thousand people.
To read the full report on the restoration project click on the following link (new tab will open) Sconce Devon P4P final report