COVID-19 UPDATE - Council managed golf club, tennis courts, ball courts and fishing lakes reopen. Outdoor gyms remain closed

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.

These facilities are only to be used by people who are alone or with members of their own household, or with one other person from outside their household. Particular care should be taken when using any indoor facilities such as toilets next to, or nearby, any of these facilities.

Coronavirus social distancing guidelines must be observed at all times. These facilities should not be used by anyone showing coronavirus symptoms, or anyone who is self-isolating.

Still closed - Outdoor gyms and children's play areas in parks and housing estates remain closed.

Langdon Hills, Queens Park, The Wick, Wat Tyler Country Park. Mill Meadows, Nevendon Bushes, Noak Bridge, Norsey Wood, Vange Hill nature reserves.
Wat Tyler Country Park on the South Essex Marshes; features grazing meadows, ancient hedgerows and tidal waterways. Wat Tyler Centre and Green Centre with interactive exhibitions. RSPB visitor centre on site and The Essex Field Club based in the Green Centre.
Crays Hill, Little Burstead, North Benfleet, Ramsden Crays circular walks. Norsey Wood, Wat Tyler Nature Trails.
Organised day and residential visits for school parties and youth groups
Celebrate your child's birthday at one of our country parks with a host of countryside themed activities and a specially decorated party room
If you want to feel better about life, get fit, or just try a couple of hours of environmental conservation work then our Countryside Volunteers Service is the place for you.
Basildon Council's Countryside Services department is responsible for the protection, enhancement and management of twelve sites spread across the district and covering around 620 acres.
Links to local and national countryside and nature websites.