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Promenade Park Garden Play Site – Consultation Now Open

Published on Friday, 14th August 2020

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We would like to hear your views on potential improvements to one of the play sites, within the much-loved Promenade Park. The consultation will close on 25 September.

A six-week consultation has been launched to find out what residents and visitors think of the design proposals for the play area at the top of Promenade Park (sometimes known as the Sensory Garden). Improvements are planned for the area, which is close to Maldon Museum, with the aim of making better use of the green space and creating a more natural inclusive play area. The project has been commissioned as a result of developer contributions via a Section 106 agreement and capital funding from the Council.

Designs have been drafted on behalf of the Council, by landscape architects Wynne Williams Associates. The Council would like to encourage members of the public to share their thoughts and suggestions on the proposals.

This scheme is particularly designed for younger children who are beginning to play independently, including primary school age and will include accessible play elements.
Officers would particularly like to hear what play equipment has been enjoyed elsewhere and what might suit this area of the Park.

Consideration should be given towards the overall objective of this project which is to keep the area natural, open and accessible, this includes active and wide-ranging play. 

The concept drawings and feedback form can be viewed via

Richard Holmes, Director of Service Delivery said; “I am delighted that we have these exciting proposals for the play area within Promenade Park, one of our most popular attractions and a much-loved area of Maldon. We are keen to hear from families who use the park now, or who may in the future. These designs are ideas at the moment, and with your help, we want to firm up a design that children and park users can enjoy for years to come” .  

“Please take a moment to give us your views by going to The consultation is open until 25 September.”


Notes to editor:

The proposed improvements to the play area will be part funded by Section 106 funds.

Section 106 agreements are legal agreements between developers and local authorities to provide money to fund social and community projects in the area.