Spencer Park

Parks & Walks

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

Spencer Park is divided into two halves by Spencer Avenue. On one side of the road is a large triangular open grassed area, bordered by a beautiful avenue of trees, and overlooking the rear of King Henry VIII School. On the other side of the road is the smaller park, more formal in design, with formal flower beds and lawns. In the summer this half hosts events such as the Bands in Park concerts.

Facilities at Spencer Park

  • Children's Play Area
  • Children's Playground
  • Tennis Courts
  • Bowls
  • Pavillion
  • Cycle way
  • Football pitch
  • Basketball
  • Bands in the Park concerts over summer

Children’s Play Area

You will find the children’s play area in the formal side of the park. The equipment is well looked after, and a couple of picnic benches can be found around the park area.

Equipment includes:

  • 2 Toddler swings
  • 2 Junior Swings
  • Small multi-play with slide
  • Larger multi-play with climbing frame and slode
  • Gravity bowl
  • Roundabout

Children's Playground

The old tennis courts area at the Broadway entrance to the park has been reinvented into a fun playground for kids. Friends of Spencer Park have raised funds for a range of playground markings, which is proving very popular amongst children of all ages.

There is a maze, hopscotch, snake, obstacle course and a road around the edge!

Teen Area

Central to the open grasses area is a basketball hoop and a tyre swing, suitable for older children to enjoy.

Tennis at Spencer Park

If you would like join the Community Tennis Club, see the Tennis page. Membership is only £25 per household. There is also children's tennis coaching available.

The Pavilion

The long-term plans for the pavilion are still in the consultation stage, proposals include a multi-use community space and perhaps even a community café.

There are public toilets within the pavilion.

Bowls at Spencer Park

If you are interesting in playing bowls on the flat green, please email Friends of Spencer Park for more information. Groups are especially welcome.

If you would like to join the Albany Bowls Club who play on the crown green, please visit the club’s website for more information.
www.albanyclubbowls.co.uk

Keep Fit at Spencer Park

The perimeter path of Spencer Park is almost exactly a quarter of a mile. So … four times around the park and you’ve done a mile! That’s equivalent to around 2000 steps.

If you fancy something a bit more challenging, check out the new 1km marker posts around the recreation ground. They are 100m apart and mark out a full 1km lap. More details are posted in the new notice board on Spencer Road.

The Friends of Spencer Park group does an excellent job of maintaining the park and its facilities. You can follow their Facebook Page for regular updates.

Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours