Central Park, Bell Meadow and Sky Blue Pasture
In the city centre, one of the oldest public parks in Chelmsford, opened to the public in 1894. Today, Central Park includes Central Park Memorial Gardens, Frank Whitmore Place, Bell Meadow and Sky Blue Pasture which embraces over 14.87 hectares (35.6 acres) of parkland together with a Nature Reserve linked by footpath and cycle networks. Colourful planting schemes, riverside walks and cycle paths, model railway, children’s play areas, lake, skateboard ramp, tennis courts, a multi-use games area and table tennis. Hosts outdoor events, a café and volunteers help to maintain the Park.