Chester-le-Street Riverside Park
Tel: 03000 266 447
Created in the 1930s, Riverside Park has always been popular with visitors. It was redeveloped in the 1990s and now includes artist-designed ornamental gardens, an events arena, play area and a park centre with cafe and toilets.
Riverside Park has been designed to meet the needs of a range of visitors. The play area and splash pad are lively, fun spaces to keep children entertained. The gardens provide a quiet place for relaxation and reflection. The grassed area and riverside walks offer chances for quiet relaxation, picnics, kite flying or more vigorous pursuits such as running and cycling.
In 1996, two artists - Roger Dickinson and Isabella Lockett - and writer Linda France, were commissioned to create works for the Riverside Gardens. The artists drew their inspiration from local landscape designers William Andrews Nesfield (1794-1881) and Thomas Wright (1711-1786) who both had a keen interest in the solar system. Today each of the finished gardens reflects a different star or planet. You can get an information leaflet on Riverside Gardens by calling the Riverside Sports Pavilion.
The play area covers an area of approximately 5,000 square metres and is suitable for all children, from toddlers to children in their teens. Its central feature is a 16 foot castle, inspired by the nearby Lumley Castle which overlooks the park. Please note, although the play area is a safe environment, children must be supervised at all times.
Brand new for 2015, the splash pad is a state of the art play facility which is free to use and suitable for families from toddlers to early teens. It is the only splash pad in County Durham and replaces the old paddling pool. Please note that the splash pad is closed during the winter months - opening times will be published shortly.
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good24
- I5785BPkevinvDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilySwans ducks play area and a riverMonday, 2nd October 2017Great open park with lots of birds including the favourites of Swans and Ducks. Great play areas for big and little kids and you can lose a good hour or two playing and walk king around the full park. Read full review
- David LTrip Type:FamilyEnough to do to keep the whole family entertainainedMonday, 2nd October 2017Whether it be walking along the river or playing on the swings your sure to enjoy the park little cafe there too great facilities nearby,bowling tennis, fishing football the sky's the limit. Read full review
- Sandie MDurham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesAll ages can enjoy a day hereSaturday, 16th September 2017We go to this park all the time as its on our doorstep ,we enjoy a nice walk along the river,feed the ducks and have a coffee and snack at the little cafe with seating outside,very enjoyable .really... Read full review
|Open all year (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|