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Essex Country Parks

13 July 2017

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Essex County Council is responsible for seven country parks, a heritage site, five mills and over 30 woodlands as well as two disused railway lines.  We manage these sites to: 


  • give residents access to open spaces, woodland trails and historic parklands
  • protect and encourage rare and important plants and animals.


Find a park to visit

The Visit Parks website contains information about each park, including its facilities, car parking costs and events.

To find your nearest Country Park, go to Find My Nearest and enter your postcode.

There are also many urban parks across Essex. Find out about these by contacting your district and borough council.

To find out more about Essex Country Parks, call 0345 603 7624 or email