Essex Country Parks are places to learn, get close to nature and history, and make memories that last a lifetime.
Every day thousands of people visit the parks, woodlands, marshes and historic sites to walk, cycle, have picnics, spot wildlife, fly kites, go fishing and see astounding views. Events and educational activities throughout the year offer chances to enjoy the parks in creative and exciting ways.
Essex County Council manages these unique places to provide recreation, allow flora and fauna to flourish and protect history. The parks’ maintenance and development is funded mainly through car parking costs, making the parks an important resource for today and the future.