Admirals Park Chelmsford

Admirals Park Chelmsford is to the North West of the town centre with entry from Rainsford Road or by walking through from Central Park. It is a Chelmsford City Council run park.

The play area is quite large but it’s easy to see across the whole area so good for keeping an eye on multiple children. There is a good selection of play equipment for younger children and a smaller selection for older children.

The Play Equipment

There are two climbing frames for younger children at Admirals Park, both are fairly modern and good fun. One has monkey bars and a slide. There is a tunnel to crawl through and cargo nets to climb. There is an old fashioned roundabout. There are no baby swings but there is full support swing.

For older children there is a large bank of swings which had with a fence in front to discourage little ones from walking in front of them. There is a climbing frame which includes a slide, balance walkways and some climbing walls.

The playground surface is a mixture of rubber surface and grass.

The roundabout at Admirals Park Chelmsford
The roundabout at Admirals Park Chelmsford

Other Facilities at Admirals Park

The main reason my children love Admirals Park is because the River Can runs through it. The river is very shallow at that part and in the summer, children can paddle in it as well as trying to catch the small fish that love in it (you can by nets and buckets from the shop on Rainsford Road). If you’re very lucky you might get to see the swans swim past and if it’s the right time of year, they may have signets with them.

The River Can at Admirals Park Chelmsford
The River Can at Admirals Park Chelmsford

There are lots of green areas and wooded areas to walk around as well as picnic benches. There are also facilities for tennis, cricket, football and bowls. Admirals Park is also home to Tower Gardens, and area of manicured lawns and flower beds.

There is a toilet block near the playgrounds. There is a small, but usually quiet, free car park on Rainsford Road. You can also walk through Admirals Park to get to another great Chelmsford Park, Central Park.

The older children’s climbing frame at Admirals Park Chelmsford
The older children’s climbing frame at Admirals Park Chelmsford

The Postcode for Admirals Park is CM1 2PN. You can find more details on the council’s website.