Lionmede Park is just outside the twin centre, heading towards Springfield. It is run by Chelmsford City Council.
The playground has been recently refurbished and has some great equipment I haven’t seen elsewhere. It’s small enough to keep an eye on little ones easily and is fully surfaced making it great for winter visits. It has great options for both younger and older children.
The Playground at Lionmede Park
For the younger children, there is a small climbing frame with a slide, cargo net and a fireman’s pole.
There are springers, talking tubes (where the child speaks into one end and the sound comes out of another tube elsewhere in the playground) and a roundabout. There is a bank of swings with an older children’s swing, a baby swing and a basket swing.
For the older children, there is a modern seesaw that bounces and it works well even if both people are the same weight. There is a great rotating swing which children can swing round on, it had a queue the whole time we were there.
There is a large climbing frame with a pole with balls on to climb up, nets to climb across, a fireman’s pole and a thing that’s a hit like a slide but is convex rather than concave.
Lionmede Park is the home of Chelmsford Bowls clubs so has a bowling green as well tennis courts. There is a large green space for ball games, some beautiful trees and flower beds. There are plenty of picnic benches available to enjoy the surroundings.
There is a small car park that holds around 15 cars so will likely fill up at busy times. There are no toilets available. Coronation Park is just up the road if you fancy a park tour.
The postcode for Lionmede Park is CM2 6DD. You can find more information from the Council Website.