PROMENADE PARK MALDON

Promenade Park, also known as 'the Prom', is the most popular park in the Maldon District and has undergone major refurbishment in recent years.

We are home to the popular Splash Park and Beach Huts, as well as several play areas, Pirates Bay Adventure Golf course, three large sand pits, ornamental lake, model boating and crabbing lakes, skateboard park and a large BMX area.

Explore our page to find out more about us and what we have to offer... see you soon!

NEW PLAY AREA COMING SOON!

We will be rebuilding the play area at the top of Prom Park near the Museum.

Following our recent public consultation, we would like to thank everyone who took part, your views, suggestions and comments will all be taken into account and considered in the next stages of the project.

This is a fully funded project from developer contributions (Section 106) and Maldon District Council, with the aim to provide better use of the space, and will offer an improvement to this play site, by updating equipment as well as clever landscaping for all to enjoy.

The target date of the renewed play area being installed and completed is by May 2021.

Aerial View Of Promenade Park

PARK FACILITIES

The Splash Park is located in the Valley at the centre of Promenade Park in Maldon.

Unfortunately the Splash Park and Beach Huts will not be open this year and we are currently hoping to return for the 2021 season.

It is extremely popular throughout the season, and each session is restricted to a maximum of two hundred people to ensure that it does not get overcrowded and everyone can have their share of the fun.

Within the Splash Park, there are numerous water features for the children to enjoy and it's a great way to cool down from the summer heat.

Maldon Splash Park

The Beach Huts are located in the valley, with the Splash Park and Galleon, allowing you to be right in the middle of the action.

Unfortunately the Splash Park and Beach Huts will not be open this year and we are currently hoping to return for the 2021 season.

The valley is central to the Promenade Park and all amenities are within easy walking distance.

From the Model Boating Lake and Byrthnoth Statue to the Ornamental Lake and historic Hythe Quay which hosts a variety of wildlife and the famed Thames Barges which are moored here and can be sailed on.

Beach Huts

Promenade Park is home to several play areas including the poplular Galleon Play Area (pictured).

Featuring a large pirate ship at its centre, the play area has lot of equipment to use and enjoy including a zip-wire. The Galleon is also close to the Splash Park and refreshment kiosks.

Our other play areas also feature a range of traditional and modern play equipment to be enjoyed, with seating nearby and excellent views across the park and Blackwater Estuary, our play areas make for a perfect family picnic spot!

Galleon Play Area

Show off your tricks and skills at the popular Skate Park and BMX areas.

Featuring lots of different ramps, jumps and obstacles to navigate, there is something for all ages and abilities.

 

Skate Park

Promenade Park is home to three large sand pit areas perfect for our younger visitors.

Make sure to pack a bucket and spade!

Sand Pit

There are lots of scenic trails and paths to explore around the park and nearby coastline!

We are also proud to be part of the SaltMarsh Coast Trail spanning all 75 miles of our coastline in the Maldon District and featuring several information hubs including one in the park. 

These information hubs make the perfect starting point for your journey and provide you with engaging facts and details about this fascinating part of Essex's Discovery Coast.

Additionally, audio posts, signage and waymarking will continue to be installed. This work has been undertaken as part of the Maldon District Council’s Dengie Gateway Project funded by the Coastal Community’s Fund.

Saltmarsh Coast Hub

OTHER FACILITIES

Maldon Brewing Company

The trademark Penny Farthing bicycle entices visitors to explore the treasures of the Maldon Museum.

Charting the social history of the town over the last two hundred years, displays include old Maldon shop fronts, a Victorian parlour and the history of the railways.

Crab line

Promenade Park and the nearby Hythe Quay are excellent places to try your hand at crabbing.

The most common residents on our shores is the Brown Crab, with large orangey-brown shells and black tipped pincers, their shells have a distinctive pie-crust edge and are easy to spot.

Crabbing supplies (including lines and bait) are available from the refreshment kiosks.

Adventure Golf

Perfect for budding adventurers of all ages, Pirates Bay Adventure Golf is fantastic fun and suitable for all ages.

The course features a large range of challening sections that will test the most seasoned adventure golfers!

Please note the we do not operate this facility so please contact them directly.

Tennis Courts

We have a lovely set of newly refurbished courts that can be hired for casual bookings as well as coaching sessions.

Bookings are available via First Service Baker Tennis Academy who adminster the tennis courts and will be happy to help with any enquiries you have.

Model Boating Lake

The model boating lake is a hive of activity and the perfect place to sail remote controlled vessel in safety.

The lake is also home to a bustling community of Brown Crabs who access the lake via an underwater channel from the nearby estuary.

Please be aware that the lake may close when flooding is expected.

Mrs Salisburys Mobile Canteen

Mrs Salisbury's Mobile Canteen is now in Promenade Park and open for takeaway service 7 days a week, 8.30am-4pm weather permitting.

Offering a selection of takeaway food and hot & cold drinks, they include vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Find out more about the service at the Mrs Salisbury's website.

Promenade Park Petting Zoo

Maldon Promenade Petting Zoo by J&C Party Pets is situated in the centre of the park and looks forward to introducing you to their fantastic collection of furry and feathered friends.

Please note that we do not operate this facility so please contact J&C Party Pets for further information.

Boat Trips

The Maldon District has a rich maritime heritage, with seventy-five miles of stunning coast, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water.

Take to the waves on one of the many pleasure boat trips on offer from the nearby Hythe Quay. 

There are also numerous events that take place on the water throughout the year, from regattas and barge matches, to gig races and river festivals.

Prom Park Kiosk

We have been home to several privately owned refreshment kiosks for many years now.

Situated in the central area near the ornamental lake, the kiosks are open for most of the year and serve a selection of hot and cold refreshments.

Please note that the kiosk are not operated by us so please contact the kiosk owner directly with any enquiries or dietary requirments.

GETTING TO US

We have a pay and display car park in the park, if you are using a sat nav please use our postcode (CM9 5JQ).

There are also several pay and display car parks in Maldon which are within walking distancing of the park. For information about parking in the Maldon District please visit the Maldon District Council Website.

You can get to us by public transport too, by train, make your way to Witham or Chelmsford where you can catch connecting bus services to Maldon. From there it is just a short walk to us! (Please check traveline for specific journey details).

Don't forget to download a copy of our map before you arrive, just click on the map to grab your copy!

THINGS NEAR-BY

Thames Barge at Hythe Quay
For well over a thousand years Hythe Quay has been the gateway to Maldon for vessels arriving from the sea. In recent years its importance as a place of trade has been eroded, however many of the familiar commercial barges remain, offering pleasure cruises and day trips
Maldon High Street

The ancient market town of Maldon sits proudly perched on the top of a steep hill. It has a fascinating and diverse history and a vibrant community feel to it, bringing visitors back time and again.

With an architecturally interesting High Street filled with independent shops, the town attracts both locals and tourists alike!

Ocean waves

You can view tide times for the Blackwater Estuary at www.tidetimes.org.uk. The calendar view lets you see high and low tide predictions up to 7 days ahead and sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times plus moon phase details are included for those who enjoy night time pursuits.

Brythnoth Statue

The Battle of Maldon took place over a thousand years ago in 991 and was immortalised by an Old English poem which depicts the events of the battle.

This hard fought battle was ultimately a Viking victory, seeing the start of a new era of successful Viking raids in England.

The Lock Tearoom, Heybridge Basin

Maldon District is a hub for many notable names including Maldon Salt and Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam! From independent restaurants and tea rooms, to celebrated vineyards and micro-breweries, there is plenty to satisfy any appetite with our local gastro menu.

Northey Island

Northey Island is located in the nearby Blackwater Estuary, connected to the mainland by a causeway that is covered by the tide twice every day.

It is a Site of special scientific interest with a large area of undisturbed Saltmarsh. It is also the site of the Battle of the Maldon in 991 making it Britain's oldest recorded battlefield site!

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