With it's avenues of mature trees and grass recreation areas running down the banks of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a summer haven for many generations of families.
Promenade Park has changed greatly over the recent years and features a children's play area in the valley which includes the galleon, sandpit, an aerial runway and the popular water splash park to cool the kids off in the hot summer months. The latest addition is a row of beach huts ajacent to the Galleon which can be rented as a base for the day
Ajacent to the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large climbing and sliding activity structure, a sand pit, aerial runway and a large model boating and crabbing lake. You will also find a skate board park and BMX track in the park.
In the summer you will find a junior funfair including dodgems, battery bumper boats, Formula 3000 cars, huge inflatable slide, chair-o-planes, prize every time stall. Tokens £1.25 each or 10 for £10. Please note that the funfair is now located in the car park field opposite the Splash Park - look for the signs.
A new adventure golf attraction is currently under construction which will hopefully open in July.
SWINGS & SLIDES
At the other end of the park there is a traditional children's playground with swings and slides and a maze plus a wildlife garden.
EAT & DRINK
There are plenty of takeaway kiosks in the park to feed those hungry tummies or cool off with a drink or ice cream. Promenade Park is ajacent to Hythe Quay, the home of the Maldon Thames barges and also two pubs, both with restaurants, should you fancy a drink or a meal or venture up the High Street to one of the many eateries available.
As Promenade Park is located on the banks of the river Blackwater, you can sit on the wall and enjoy the view of the estuary or take a closer view by taking a boat trip on the river.
Plenty to eat and drink
Promenade Park is home to almost 1000 trees of more than 65 different species of tree. There are about 30 species of 'native' trees as well as specimens from all over Europe, the Far East, Australia and North America. The Tree Trail has been developed to help visitors learn a little more about some of these trees. The Trail is about one mile long and follows good paths throughout and should take about an hour to complete, walking at a leisurely pace. Route leaflets are available from the Information Point in the park and from Maldon District Tourist Information Centre, Wenlock Way, Maldon or you can download one here
If you are thinking of staying in the area you will find details of local accommodation here
Park Drive, Maldon, CM9 5JQ
PARK OPENING TIMES
7.30am until dusk (later if there is a special event)
PARKING In the park £1.10 up to 1hr, £2.20 up to 2 hrs, £5.50 up to 4hrs or £7 all day.
SPLASH PARK Open on selected dates during April to Sept. Admission charges apply. CLICK HERE FOR OPENING TIMES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE USE OF THE SPLASH PARK
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the park but are not allowed in fenced off areas such at the children's playground and splash park
For more information contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01621 856503