Lake Meadows park water fountain

Lake Meadows park features a fishing lake, swimming pool, play area, cafe, skate park, bowls green, tennis courts, crazy golf and regular events through the year including Billericay Fireworks and Park Run.


The park (covering 40 acres) is now a prominent local leisure facility and includes playing fields, fishing, crazy golf, a bowling green, cafe, tennis courts and children's play area.  The land is also home to a swimming pool, cricket pitch and skate park.

You can read review of Lake Meadows park on TripAdvisor here.

Fishing at Lake Meadows

The fishing lake is managed on behalf of Basildon Council by Russes Watercraft and Landscape Maintenance Ltd (View on Facebook). Lake meadows operates a day ticket system open from 7am to 7pm with a night fishing syndicate you can join if you get in contact with the bailiff. The lake boasts mainly carp with little silver fish and one catfish ('The Beast of Billericay') to the size of 60lb.

Events at Lake Meadows

During the course of the year a number of public events are held at the park which can hold up to 5,000 people. Events include the Great Lake RaceBillericay Fireworks (run by the Round Table) and events by The Friends of Lake Meadows, plus other organisations.

Park Run is a popular Saturday event for residents and visitor to the town, providing a free 5k run around the park. Find out more about Billericay Park Run here.

Lake Meadows swimming pool

Operated by First Strokes, the swimming pool at Lake Meadows park spans 25m x 8m and has regular classes and open swimming available. Find out more on the website here: https://www.firststrokes.com/locations/billericay/ or call 0845 838 8954

Lake Meadows Cafe

The 'Cafe in the Park' provides a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams and open for selected periods in the year:

  • March through September
    • Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
    • Saturday - Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm
  • October
    • 10am - 4pm
  • November until February half term
    • Weekends only: 10am - 4pm
  • Christmas holiday period
    • Open selected days

Friends of Lake Meadows

A voluntary organisation working with Basildon Council, Billericay Town Council and the Billericay community to promote public interest in the park and help maintain it. You can find out more at http://www.lakemeadows.org.uk/


View our selection of photos from around Lake Meadows and photos submitted by local residents and photographers in our galleries here:


Lake Meadows was owned by the Spitty family in the 19th century and they had out-of-work farm labourers dig our the lake with the Billericay District Council taking the inspired decision to buy the land from a subsequent owner and create the beautiful park in 1935.

A full history about the formation of the park and its heritage can be found here: http://www.lakemeadows.org.uk/history.html 

Contact details

Where is Lake Meadows park? The address for Lake Meadows park is below:


Lake Meadows
Radford Crescent
CM12 0BW

Map of Lake Meadow park