COVID-19 UPDATE - Council managed golf club, tennis courts, ball courts and fishing lakes open.

Parks and open spaces are open to the public for walks and daily exercise in line with government social distancing guidelines.

Borough's council managed fishing lakes, outdoor tennis courts and ball courts in parks and open spaces have also reopened to the public in line with government guidelines. Basildon Golf Course has also reopened in line with government guidelines.

Particular care should be taken when using any indoor facilities such as toilets next to, or nearby, any of these facilities.

Children's play areas and outdoor gyms start reopening from Saturday 4 July onwards.

Basildon Council has now reopened many of its children's play areas and outdoor gyms in parks, open spaces and housing estates.

Before reopening each of more than 140 children's play areas and several outdoor gyms, council staff must sanitize all contact points and surfaces on play and exercise equipment with specialised cleaning solutions.

For a list of children's play areas and outdoor gyms which are now open, see COVID-19 - Council Services affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (item 2).

These facilities should not be used by anyone showing coronavirus symptoms, or anyone who is self-isolating.

Follow the COVID-19 safety precautions

Play areas and outdoor gyms which have been deep cleaned and reopened will display signs advising visitors of COVID-19 safety precautions.

Visitors are also asked to apply hand sanitizer before and after using play or outdoor gym equipment.

Social distancing guidelines must be observed at all times. For guidance see: GOV.UK - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance and support.

From Gloucester Park in Basildon town centre with its swimming pool and all weather sports stadium, to the formal gardens at Lake Meadows, Billericay, there is something for everyone

Ducks at Gloucester ParkGloucester Park

Cranes Farm Road,
Basildon, Essex,
SS14 3DE

Tel:- 01268 282377
Gloucester Park on Google Maps

Car Parks - from the North Side of Broadmayne, near the Town Centre or from Cranes Farm Road, North of the Park


  • Basildon Sporting Village
  • Tennis courts
  • Netball courts
  • Bowling green
  • Fishing lakes 
  • Football pitch
  • Cricket pitch
  • Astroturf pitch
  • All Weather sports and athletic stadium

Children playing in parkLake Meadows Park

Radford Way,
Billericay, Essex,
CM12 0BW

Tel: 01277 622271

Lake Meadows on Google Maps


  • 40 Acres of Parklands
  • Fishing Lakes 
  • Six-rink Bowling Green
  • Novelty Golf
  • Cricket Pitch
  • Children's Playground
  • Sport Pavilion
  • Bowls Pavilion
  • Tennis Court (Hard Surface)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Formal Gardens
  • Petanque Terrain
  • Cafeteria (open Apr to Oct)

Northlands ParkNorthlands Park

Felmores Road,
Basildon, Essex
SS13 1SD

Tel: 01268 552992

Northlands Park on Google Maps


  • 60 acres of parkland
  • Fishing Lakes 
  • Multi Sport Ball Court
  • Rose gardens
  • Children's playground
  • Skateboard Park
  • Car Parks- Off Felmores Road to the North and Ashlyns Road to the South

Wickford Memorial ParkWickford Memorial Park

Rettendon View,
Wickford, Essex,
SS11 8JE

Tel:- 01268 732005

Wickford Memorial Park on Google Maps


  • 80 Acres of Parkland
  • Cricket Pitch
  • Football Pitch
  • Six-rink Bowling Green
  • Tennis Court (Hard Surface)
  • Basketball Court
  • Children's Playground
  • Sports Pavilion
  • Riverside Walk
  • Rose Gardens
  • Small Woodland
  • Memorial Avenue with Plaques