Brook End Gardens is in Chelmer Village, next to Chancellor Park Primary School. Chelmer Village Green Playground is just across the road behind Asda. It is run by Chelmsford City Council.
The playground is fully enclosed and small enough to keep an eye on multiple children however, there are bushes on one side which children like to play in and once they’re inside you can see them.
The Playground at Brook End Gardens
Brook end Hardens has one playground with equipment that is probably aimed at 4 to 8 year olds but could be used by older or younger children.
The main play frame is made up of Ramps and platforms with a slide and a cargo net. It would be accessible in a wheelchair. It is looking worse for wear with quite a bit of rust but it makes a very loud noise when children run over it which they of course love. It could be easily accessed by wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties.
Next to the play frame is an traditional seesaw and a set of two swings, both for older children, there are no baby swings or full support swings.
A little further away is a small obstacle course. Both my kids are fond of obstacle courses and will often make up there own at parks so they quite enjoyed it but it was a bit easy for them at 8 and 10. It would probably offer a good level of challenge to younger children.
The main playground area is surfaced but the obstacle course isn’t so was already getting muddy when we visited in October.
Brook End Gardens is a pretty park with trees and walkways to enjoy there is a large sculpture in the middle which is quite striking. There are also some ornamental garden areas to enjoy and a garden designed to encourage biodiversity.
There is a grass area with goals posts for a kick about and a basketball hoop.
There is no car park at Brook End Gardens so we parked in Hollis Lock which is on the other side of Chelmer Village Way and crossed over. The postcode is CM2 6RZ, you can find more information on the council’s website.