Parks and Open Spaces

Open Spaces are very important part of every town not only to allow public recreation and  safe play for our children but to provide leisure areas for the community and conservation areas for our wildlife.

Southminster has two parks with play areas and two wooded parkland areas with public access

King George V Memorial Park

Station Road, Southminster

This is the most important park area in Southminster comprising a large grassed area where there are football pitches, a changing room complex, meeting room, floodlit all weather multi sports pitch, outdoor adult gym ,tennis courts, bowling green and a nice children's  play area.

The park is owned and managed by Southminster Parish Council

Orchard Meadows

Southfield Way, Southminster

This area is a mixed use with five linked meadows.

One meadows has a children's play area, 5 a side goal, Basketball net and open space for general play.

The other meadows have been planted with fruit trees for walking and general recreation.

Jubilee Wood

Devonshire Road, Southminster

This site was created to celebrate the Jubilee of the Queen in 2002 by the planning of over a thousand  mixed deciduous trees.

The site offers pleasant walks.

Seasons Wood

Southfield Way, Southminster

A small natural area with grassland, scrub and a small pond offering walks.

The above three spaces are all operate by Maldon District Council.

Friends of Southminster Community Open Spaces provide advice and organise information about these open spaces.

MDC Park Rangers provide patrols of the parks during the day until the early hours of the morning and occasionally for 24 hours a day.

Should there be a problem in the park they can be contacted by a mobile telephone number listed below.

Private Woodland

Lords Wood in Old Heath Road, Southminster and Pandole Wood in Hall Road, Southminster are both privately owned woodland to which the public have no formal access.