Oaklands Park is located in Moulsham Street, a short walk from the town centre. The park is also home to Chelmsford Museum and The Essex Regiment Museum. It is run by Chelmsford City Council.
Oaklands Park has two separate playground, one for younger children and one for older children. You can’t see one from the other so it’s not easy if you have two age groups to supervise. Most of the play equipment is wooden so has a natural feel, similar to a Hylands Park which is close by.
The younger children’s playground has swings, a tower structure with a slide and a bridge, a roundabout, a climbing structure made from wood and rope and springers.
One of the most fun features for younger children is the small hill with a tunnel through it. They love it but be warned, when they crawl through it they come out filthy!
The older children’s playground is just on the other side of the trees and has swings (with tyres over them), two climbing structures, one with a slide, a regular seesaw and one that spins around and a basket swing.
The two climbing structures offer some good challenges for older children.
Both play area are grass with some rubber matting and it does get very muddy in the winter.
Other Features of Oaklands Park
The museum is great to visit while you’re at the park and the lawned area in front of it has picnic tables and flowers as well as items related to the museum to look at. There is a grass area for having a kick about next to the older children’s playground. There are also tennis courts available to hire.
There is car parking available on site (although it does fill up, particularly if there is something happening at the museum) and their are toilets next to the car park. The museum has a cafe which is open to park visitors too, it has both indoor and outdoor seating.
The postcode is CM2 9AQ, you can find more information on the council’s website.