Harlow Town Park

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. The Park was listed Grade 2 in Historic England's Register of Historic Gardens in 2020.
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 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, including a café/ takeaway

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. The Park was listed Grade 2 by Historic England in 2020 and has won 5 Green Flag Awards, was one of the top 10 Parks in the country as voted by the Peoples lottery (2019).

Further information about Harlow Town Park can be found via Harlow Council’s website at: http://www.harlow.gov.uk/townpark

Park Facilities

Children's Play Area
Cycle routes
Dog Exercise Area
Education Centre
Fitness Equipment
Free parking
Historic Building
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Picnic Area
Public Sculpture
Public Transport Links
Sensory Garden
Skate Park
Walking Routes
Walled Garden
Wildflower Area
Farm Animals
Green Flag
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Managing Organisation
Harlow District Council
Mike Levett
01279 435466