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Saltcoats Park and Compass Gardens

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Listed in Adventure & Activity Centres, Parks & Gardens, Parks, Wildlife and Nature, Places to Go, Skate Parks


Saltcoats Park and Compass Gardens can be found close to the town centre in South Woodham Ferrers along Ferrers Road or Creekview Road.

The parks offer a range of outdoor facilities within a large green space and are home to South Woodham Ferrers Cricket Club and South Woodham Rugby Club.  As well as grass sports pitches there is also a skateboard park, an Outdoor Gym and two children’s play areas, one on each site.

Compass Gardens is a more intimate space with ornamental and herbaceous beds. It has a nautical theme with full size anchors in some of the bedding areas. There is a ‘Marshland Mosaic’ wall in the centre, created with the help of local artists and school children, surrounded by a newly planted maze which will add to the overall character of the garden when it begins to mature.

The park also links to Woodham Fen, a marshland area rich in salt marsh plants and unusual birds. The Fen makes up part of the Woodham Ring footpath and is a great place to take a walk by yourself, with family or the dog.

Park facilities include:

  • Children’s play area – with new play equipment
  • Skateboard park
  • Basketball hoop
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Sports pavilion
  • Football, cricket and rugby pitches

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Opening times

Car park gates open at 7.30am and close at the following times:

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

 

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