It is in the west of the city, close by the Leicestershire county border and the village of Glenfield. South of New Parks is the Western Park ward, north is the Beaumont Leys ward and to the east is the Fosse ward.
Amenities and facilities
There are many shops neighbouring the homes and leisure centres. On 16 March 2010, the £1.5 million New Parks Centre Library, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Leicester City Council, was opened by Councillor Andy Connelly and local residents Karen Berry and Sally Kibble.
There are a few primary schools; Braunstone Frith Infant & Junior schools, Forest Lodge Academy, Inglehurst Primary School, Fosse Primary School, Parks Primary School and Stokes Wood Primary School. There is one secondary school, New College Leicester.
Former New Parks Councillors include George Billington, who served as Lord Mayor of Leicester in 1983-84, Ross Willmott, who served as City Council Leader for three separate terms, John Blackmore who served for 2 terms and Colin Hall, who served as Lord Mayor of Leicester in 2010-11.
The current Labour Councillors for the ward are Dawn Alfonso, Stephen Corrall and Malcolm Unsworth.
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