Oaklands Park

Oaklands is an established and popular parks, which covers approximately 5 hectares (12 acres) of grounds within the historic quarter of the City of Chelmsford. It was first opened as a public park in 1930 and today boasts both Green Flag and Green Heritage status. The park is also home to Chelmsford Museum and Essex Regiment Museum so offers up plenty of choice when looking for new things to do in Chelmsford to occupy a few hours.

The park and museum together make a winning combination, offering visitors a wide choice of opportunities for exploration. The Hive Cafe alongside the Museum makes Oaklands Park a destination park for a good day out.

This historical park offers a museum of local and national interest.  There is a large open grass area for sports and picnicking, tennis courts, play areas, the award-winning Echo Garden, and traditional ornamental gardens.

Oaklands has a lively events programme on offer, too. In short, the park offers something for everyone and is well worth a visit.


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Opening times

Open as per car park


52 spaces plus 4 disabled

Opening time

Closing Times

Jan 5pm Feb 6pm Mar 6pm Apr 8pm
May 9pm Jun 10pm Jul 10pm Aug 9pm
Sep 8pm Oct 7pm Nov 5pm Dec 5pm

No out of hours unlocking facility

Parking restrictions apply


To find bus routes visit First Essex


Good walking & cycle access



Disabled Parking
Neighbourhood Play Area
Local Play Area
Picnic Area
Public Art
Ornamental Gardens
Kickabout Area


Multi Sports area

Useful Information

Oaklands museum

The Hive cafe

K9 Police Dog Memorial

Green Flags Award

Nearby green spaces