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Gloucester Park, Basildon

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Address  Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon SS14 3DE, UK
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Gloucester Park in Basildon is an urban neighbourhood park, named after the Duke of Gloucester, who opened the park in 1957. In the 1970s a 6-acre (24,000 m2) artificial fishing lake was made in the park. Since 2001 it has held the annual Basildon Festival moved from Wat Tyler park. It is also the training facility of Basildon Amateur Athletics Club who boast an all-weather stadium and train mostly on a Monday and Wednesday night. Other facilities at the park include a swimming pool, netball and tennis courts, bowling green, children's playground, cricket and football pitches with astro turf.

Basildon Sporting Village

In 2008, outline planning applications were submitted to create a new sporting complex on the northern edge of the Park. If the schemes goes ahead with will create a first class sporting facility to serve all of Essex and could act as a training camp for the Olympic Games to be held in London in 2012.

The park is also frequently use for cross country events throughout the year.

References

Gloucester Park, Basildon Wikipedia


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