The Parish Council and our earlier Youth Council jointly funded the installation of a basketball goal which was supplied by the Sports Lottery Fund. This is freely available for use and has proved very popular with young people.
A grant from Chelmsford Borough Council’s Jubilee Fund also helped us to provide a new kicking wall and basketball goal in 2003.
Hard and grass tennis courts are available for use by members of the public. The hard courts are free for use by members of the public, although if you want to guarantee a court being available at a specific time, you should ring and make a booking on 01245 473538.
In 2000, two grass courts were converted into All Weather Sports Pitches, to enable use for other sports as well as tennis.
The football pitches are in great demand and are used by a number of local adult and youth teams.
The all weather sports pitches provide excellent facilities for 5-a-side football and training sessions.
In April 2018 work was completed on creating a new 3G surface to transform one of our all-weather sports courts into a modern all-weather surface for football. This court is now available for hire - ring the Recreation Ground on 01245 473538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries and bookings.
Great Baddow Cricket Club lease the wicket from the Council. Arrangements can be made with the Cricket Club for young people to have coaching sessions at the practice nets.
Please click here to see charges for tennis, bowls, football, all weather sports courts and changing rooms.
PARISH PLAY IN THE PARK SCHEME
We again funded Chelmsford City Council's Play in the Park sessions at the Recreation Ground during last year's school summer holidays, making them free for residents. Considering what wonderful summer weather we had last year, it was unfortunate that there was heavy rain for two of the five sessions, which kept all but a hardy few away! However, the other sessions were well attended and there was some very positive feedback from parents.
Sessions this Easter holiday are on Wednesday 10th April and Wednesday 17th April, both running from 1.30 -3.30pm. No booking required, just turn up on the day for sports, games and crafts.
Full details about Play in the Park can be found on Chelmsford City Council's website - click here for details.