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Chester-le-Street Riverside Park

Created in the 1930s, Riverside Park has always been popular with visitors. It was redeveloped in the 1990s and now includes artist-designed ornamental gardens, an events' arena, play area and a park centre with cafe and toilets.

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 on Friday 24 May 2024 from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Opening hours

Weekdays (from 3 June to 19 July)

  • 11.00am to 3.00pm

Weekends (from 25 May to 8 September)

  • 10.00am to 6.00pm

Half term holidays (from 27 May to 2 June)

  • 10.00am to 6.00pm

Summer holiday (from 22 July to 8 September)

  • 10.00am to 6.00pm 


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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