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Enjoy your PARKS this SUMMER

20 July 2023

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With the Summer holidays upon us, Lowestoft Town Council will be highlighting the many things you can do in our parks for free over the summer - from enjoying our many play areas, to learning about the history of Lowestoft in the local museums.

Love Parks Week 2023Website LoveParks

Our Summer events start with #LoveParks Week, a national campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy to celebrate the importance of our local spaces.  The campaign starts on Friday 28th July until Saturday 5th August.  Over the course of the week, we will be working with local organisations to put on some free events within our parks.  More details can be found on our Love Parks Events page.  The week will also include an online campaign, highlighting some of the features in our parks and how we can all look after and care for the them.

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Lowestoft Town Council is very proud of its play areas within our parks as we continue to invest in them.  Recently, we have invested in the new "Alice in Wonderland" themed play area in Sparrows Nest, a "space-themed" play area in Rosedale Park and a "nature-themed" play area at Bentley Drive to name a few.  Each play area has its own unique theme and equipment to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The play areas managed by Lowestoft Town Council are:

Britten Road | Bentley Drive | Clarke's Lane | Cotman Close | Gunton Community Park | Fen Park | Nightingale Road | Normanston Park |Pakefield Green | Rosedale Park | Sparrows Nest | St Margaret's Plain | Stoven Close | Thirlmere Walk | Whitton Green

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Lowestoft has a rich and diverse history and heritage which is celebrated throughout the town.

  • Get interactive with the history of The Ness with our FREE Ness app!
  • Visit the museums in Sparrows Nest - Lowestoft Maritime Museum, RNSPA Museum, War Memorial Museum(please check their websites for opening times and prices)
  • Discover the Lowestoft Porcelain Collection and more at Lowestoft Museum (in Oulton Broad).
  • Find out more about the diverse history of Lowestoft with the heritage plaque trail.

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Many of our parks have sports facilities that are provided for free and work on a "turn-up-and-play" basis.

  • Kensington Gardens - Tennis Courts, Bowls (bowls equipment is available from the Groundskeeper)Kensington Gardens Bowls club also run free bowls sessions on Wednesday evenings (from 6:30pm) and Sundays (10:00am)
  • Normanston Park - Tennis Courts, Outdoor Table Tennis
  • Denes Oval - Tennis Courts, Putting (equipment available from outside the pavilion).

Help us look after YOUR OPEN SPACES

You can do your part by:

  • Taking any litter home with you or putting it in the bins provided
  • Collecting and bagging all dog mess and placing it in any of the bins provided
  • Not fly-tipping
  • Joining our team of volunteer litter pickers