PARKS AND OPEN SPACES

Open Spaces are very important part of every town not only to allow safe play for our children but to provide leisure areas for the community and conservation areas for our wildlife.
Burnham has one large open space at Riverside Park plus two smaller open spaces at Springfield Road and Hester Place. The spaces are all operate by Maldon District Council Parks Team.

Park Rangers provide patrols of the parks during the day until the early hours of the morning and occasionally for 24 hours a day.
 

riverside park

Riverside Park is an extensive area of mown and long grass that is runs between the River in the South and the railway line from south to north with boundaries at the Yacht Harbour  Station Road to the East.

Facilities include play sites for toddlers, children and teenagers as well as superb outdoor sports facilities and the use if Dengie 100 Sports Centre which is sited in the Park.
A small sand beach is found alongside the Riverside footpath.

A picnic area with tables is sited to the east on a plateau overlooking the River Crouch.

The long grassed area and reed beds are a haven for wildlife, butterflies and wild flowers that can be enjoyed on foot through the network of all weather paths.

Visitors are catered for by three car parks all of which are free of charge  - Station Road j/w Millfields - Riverside Park ( follow the road into Millfields, past the Dengie 10 Sports Centre,and then past the Caravan site.- Burnham Yacht Harbour (Accessed at the end of Foundry lane)

To the east  metalled footpath follows the route of the sea wall with moored houseboats, wildfowl and of course sailing activity on the River alongside., offer opportunities for pleasant walks along the river, by the Marina, around the park and into the wider countryside. Community task days, lead by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, take place on a regular basis and provide further opportunities for practical involvement in the park. Toilet facilities have been totally refurbished and are open to the public on a daily basis.
 

hester place

A nice open space that was created from a disused gravel pitwith access from Hester Place or The Pippins.

Facilities include a children's play area , basketball hoop, football area and a small wooded wildlife area.
 

springfield road park

This park performs the important duty of acting as a buffer between the Springfield Road Industrial Estate and the Housing areas of Burnham.

There is a small play area but the main attravtion is the mature trees and mown grass which makes it a nice area to walk through.


 
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