Harlow Town Park is a popular and well-used 66 hectare park situated in the Netteswell ward of Harlow, close to the Town centre and Harlow Station.
Historically the park was part of the master plan prepared for the creation of the “New Town” by Sir Frederick Gibberd in 1947, enabling a slice of the original Essex countryside to be retained for public use.
With a number of attractions for all the family, Harlow Town Park is the ideal place for adults and children to take leisurely strolls, experience the natural wildlife and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The park has a number of key open space themed areas and facilities which include:
• Attractive scenic landscapes, river walks and views
• A variety of gardens linked by an extensive path network including the Water Gardens, Specimen Garden, Peace Wood and Cherry Orchard
• Pets’ Corner - the most popular area of the park offering visitors an opportunity to view a wide variety of animals at close range
• Adventure & Inclusive playground (latter planned for completion end March 2019) and Skatepark
• Harlow showground and bandstand - offering a selection of events for the community
• Paddling pool (open in the summer season)
• Spurriers House which was built in the 1860s
In 2012 Harlow Council received a grant of £1.83m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG), enabling a £2.8m restoration programme of Harlow Town Park which was completed in 2016.
Further information about Harlow Town Park can be found via Harlow Council’s website at: http://www.harlow.gov.uk/townpark