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Riverside Park visitor information

Find all the information you'll need to enjoy your visit to Chester-le-Street Riverside Park.


Riverside Park play area is open. You must still follow government Covid-19 guidance. Toilets are open 9.00am to 4.00pm and are cleaned regularly.

Chester-le-Street Bowling Club

The park centre is home to Chester-le-Street Bowling club, which is always keen to welcome newcomers to the game. The greens are open to the public throughout the summer months.

Riverside walk

Walk along the River Wear, stop for a picnic at one of the seats along the way, or head for the wildlife area with the pond and grassland meadow.

You can drive into the park car park at any time, and there is 24 hour access to the park.

Splash Pad

The splash pad will reopen from Monday 12 July until Sunday 5 September. The splashpad will be open each day from 10.00am to 6.00pm weather permitting. Due to Government restrictions we are limiting numbers on the splashpad and will be implementing a queuing system. We will also be introducing 30 minute time slots on the splashpad.  


Walk around our beautiful gardens, near the park centre. Each area reflects a different star or planet. The gardens are open at all times.

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In partnership with

  • Green Flag Awards
Contact us
Chester-le-Street Riverside
03000 266 447
Our address is:
  • Riverside Sports Pavilion
  • Riverside South
  • Chester-le-Street
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH3 3SJ
0191 387 3269