Lake Meadows park features a fishing lake, swimming pool, play area, cafe, skate park, bowls green, tennis courts and regular familyevents 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, coutdoor gym, a bowling green, cafe, tennis courts and children's play area. The land is also home to a swimming pool and cricket pitch.
You can read review of Lake Meadows park on TripAdvisor here.
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 https://www.lakemeadows.org.uk/
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: https://www.lakemeadows.org.uk/history.html
Where is Lake Meadows park?
The address for Lake Meadows park is below:
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 Race, Billericay 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.
The fishing at Lake Meadows, together with other Basildon Borough public lakes, is managed by S & A Watercraft
Note there is a 30 member night syndicate running from January to January.
Non-member fishing at Lake Meadows is daytime only from 7am-7pm and the gate does get locked in the evening. Payments are taken in cash
More information is available from S & A Watercraft on 074949 213 354 or by using their Facebook Page
Operated by First Strokes, the swimming pool at Lake Meadows park spans 25m x 8m (Pool Depth: 0.9m to 1.7m) and has regular classes and open swimming available.
Find out more on the website here:
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.
April 1st until 30th September
From 30th September until 31st October
Opening outside these times will be dependant on the weather