Located on the sloping bank of the river Blackwater, Maldon's Promenade Park has been a popular leisure location for over a hundred years.
Avenues of mature trees and recreation areas lead down to the ornamental lake complete with fountains and resident swans and other birds and wildlife. Smaller children will love the sand pit which is located at one end of the lake. The pit is ajacent to one of the many refreshment kiosks in the park so you can relax with a cup of tea and watch the kids enjoying themselves. There is also an oyster and seafood bar which is open weekends and bank holidays.
At the opposite end of the lake you will find more refreshment kiosks and the main conveniences. Beyond those is:THE VALLEY
The Valley in Promenade Park is home to Maldon's famous Splash Park. This popular water playground for children is open again this summer. Click here for details of how to book yours.
Beside the Splash Park is the Galleon, a large activity feature in the shape of a an old sailing ship where children can climb and slide to their hearts content. Next to the galleon is a play fort and a zip wire for that extra bit of excitement - and all for free!
Also in the Valley are the beach huts which are available to hire for the day. They make an ideal base for a day in the park. Click here for more details.
Home to over 70 species of animals, the Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo invites you to enjoy meeting a variety of farm animals including goats, alpacas, and a pot bellied pig named Horage. Exotic anials include meercats, skunks, Marmoset monkeys and raccoons while the aviaries are home to parakeets and finches plus many more.
If you fancy a bit of crazy putting, you will find the Pirates Bay Adventure Golf adjacent to the Splash Park. This attraction in Promenade Park features talking pirates, cannons, water explosions and a huge pirate ship.
The 18 hole Pirate's Bay adventure golf is open throughout the year subject to weather condition. Click for details of open days and hours
Further along you reach the model boating and crabbing lake where you will often see a model Thames Sailing Barge being controlled by it's proud owner. You can find more information about crabbing here.
Walk along the bath wall to the statue of Earl Byrhtnoth and take in the view of the Blackwater including the site of the Battle of Maldon in 991.
The popular Maldon Parkrun takes place every weekend in Promenade Park with the adult event on Saturday and Juniors on Sunday. Both events start at 9am and are free to enter but prior registration is required. Click here to go to the Parkrun website.
Park Drive, Maldon
Postcode: CM9 5JQ
Promenade Park is managed by the Maldon District Council
PARK OPENING TIMES
7.30am until dusk (later if there is a special event)
FACILITIES AND ACCESS
Toilet blocks include disabled facilities and a Changing Places toilet accessed by Radar key.
The park is wheelchair accessible.
In the park £1.20 up to 1hr,
£2.40 up to 2 hrs,
£6.00 up to 4hrs or £7.70 all day.
TICKET MACHINES CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPT CARD PAYMENTS or via the Ringo app which incurs extra an charge
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. Please be aware that there are certain parts of the park where dogs must be kept on leads.
Open on selected dates during March to September. (Weather permitting)
Click here for more details of the Splash Park including opening days and times.