Northlands Park, Basildon

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Northlands Park
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TypeUrban Park
LocationBasildon, Essex, England
Coordinates51°34′38″N 0°29′51″E / 51.5773°N 0.4975°E / 51.5773; 0.4975Coordinates: 51°34′38″N 0°29′51″E / 51.5773°N 0.4975°E / 51.5773; 0.4975
Operated byBasildon Council
OpenAll year

Northlands Park is a park in Basildon, Essex, England.[1]

History of the park[edit]

Basildon Northlands Park was created by Basildon Development Corporation (BDC) in the 1970s on the former Felmore Farm. During construction the land was landscaped with two lakes and hills. The lakes are three feet deep and cover an area of eight acres. They were made to catch floodwater from the nearby developments at Fryerns and Chalvedon. The Felmore Farm house became derelict and was demolished in the 1980s.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The facilities include a cafe, walking, picnicking, fishing lakes, flower gardens, a children's playground, a skatepark and a multi-use sports area.[1] Basildon Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 9am, the course is three laps of the park taking in the lakes.[3] The park covers an area of around seventy acres.[2] Fishing is allowed with the two coarse lakes best known for bream, big carp and pike, while roach, tench, crucian carps, chub and eels are less common.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Town Parks". www.basildon.gov.uk.
  2. ^ a b "Basildon History - Northlands Park". www.basildon.com.
  3. ^ "Course - Basildon parkrun". www.parkrun.org.uk.
  4. ^ Jorford, Paul. "Coarse fishing - Northlands Park". www.fishsoutheast.co.uk.