Promenade Park

Coordinates: 51°43′38″N 0°41′23″E / 51.72722°N 0.68972°E / 51.72722; 0.68972
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Promenade Park
TypeUrban park
LocationMaldon, Essex, England
Coordinates51°43′38″N 0°41′23″E / 51.72722°N 0.68972°E / 51.72722; 0.68972
Operated byMaldon District Council
OpenAll year

Promenade Park is the premier urban park in Maldon, Essex, England.[1][2]


The park is Victorian and was opened in 1895 to provide the people of Maldon with a green space.[3] The original park lodge has been converted into Maldon Museum.[4] Maldon Marine Lake was created in 1905, and greatly added to the attraction of the area as a location for outdoor swimming. In 2002, there was a fatality at the lake, and unable to afford lifeguards, the district council banned swimming.[5] In 2017, there was a petition for the return of swimming at the lake.[6]


There is an ornamental lake with fountains, an amphitheatre, a splash park, a children’s play area, a lake for model boating, and riverside walks. This area also includes dedicated picnic areas with picnic tables, formal gardens with a pergola, sports pitches and changing rooms, skateboarding and BMX areas and three separate toilet blocks including disabled facilities.[1]


Maldon parkrun takes place every Saturday morning in the park.[7] Maldon Mud Race takes place each year and involves racing through 550m of mud.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Promenade Park - Park - Maldon-Essex".
  2. ^ "Promenade Park". Essex Local Offer.
  3. ^ Long, Peter (1 March 2004). The Hidden Places of England. Travel Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781904434122 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Bettley, James; Pevsner, Nikolaus (7 March 2019). Essex. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300116144 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Lake swimming banned after death". 17 December 2004 – via
  6. ^ "Campaign to bring back swimming in park lakes crosses 1,000 supporters". Maldon and Burnham Standard.
  7. ^ "course - Maldon Prom parkrun".
  8. ^ Phillips, Charles (25 February 2019). Maldon—A History. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781728384924 – via Google Books.