Rochford District Council is encouraging everyone to get out and about and enjoy all that our local parks and green spaces have to offer for Love Parks Week.
The Council is supporting Love Parks Week, which is a national campaign by Keep Britain Tidy that is running until Sunday 6 August. The aim of the campaign is to inspire children and adults to get outdoors, enjoy the benefits of reconnecting with nature and appreciate the beauty of our local parks.
Councillor Chris Stanley, Executive Lead Member for Environmental Services said, “Parks are essential places for healthy, happy communities. Love Parks Week reminds us that we need to love, respect and appreciate our parks and green spaces so we can all enjoy them now and in the future. The campaign celebrates our open green spaces and supports volunteers and workers around the District who help maintain parks and other green spaces. I encourage you to make the most of Love Parks Week by spending quality time in one of our many breathtaking parks.”
Some of the Rochford District Council parks include:
- Hockley Woods
- Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park
- Sweyne Park Open Space
- Hullbridge Park
Hockley Woods is the largest remaining area of the wild wood. The woods are a complex mosaic of different trees, each species growing where conditions are most favourable.
Cherry Orchard is a beautiful wildlife park that continues to mature, providing unique recreational facilities for residents and visitors to the area. The park makes the most of an exceptional rolling setting to create a mix of open grassland and woodland a habitat for many plant and animal species.
Council Park and Open Space Officers developed Sweyne Park by planting trees, shrubs, whips and wildflowers. The majority of plants are fruiting varieties that encourage and support wildlife in the park.
Hullbridge Park is a large open area with a play area, small skate park and BMX track, basketball court and outside street snooker.
For more information on all the parks in the District, visit our woodlands, parks and open spaces page.