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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 open:

Term time

  • Monday 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • Friday 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm

School holidays

  • Every day 10.00am to 6.00pm until Sunday 10 September. 

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


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

Green Flag Awards Logo

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