Parson's Close Recreation Ground

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Parson's Close Recreation Ground

Parson's Close Recreation Ground
4.5
Water Parks • Parks • Playgrounds
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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About
On 9th May 1848 Parliament passed a private act to allow for common land owned by the church to be awarded to the then Leighton Buzzard Urban District Council “as a place of recreation for the inhabitants of Leighton Buzzard and the neighbourhood”. In 1974 the land transferred ownership from the Urban District Council to the newly formed Parish Council of Leighton-Linslade, who retain ownership today. A dedicated grounds team take pride in managing the park on a daily basis and has overseen the park taking shape to incorporate the many facilities it now has to offer. These include toilet facilities, children’s play area, skate park, youth shelter, multi-use games arena and splash ‘n’ play.
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Friends
We had walked around the town centre and after visiting the market stalls we were heading back to the car park when we saw this park.

What an amazing place, especially for children. There is a splash area, a sand pit (the beach!), large play area, bandstand, cafe and loads of green common. There is also a small stream nearby and on Saturday 14th there was a large TV screen playing sports events.

The sun was shining and the park was full of activity.

Lovely space for the community and visitors alike.
Written September 15, 2019
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Thank you so much for the positive feedback, our grounds team work hard to ensure the park is kept to a high standard!
Written August 4, 2020
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JoH299
Milton Keynes, UK253 contributions
Family
First things first... no where could I find the correct postcode for this park, so here it is LU7 1AB. There is plenty of parking around the area, side streets or the main multi story car park behind Waitrose. First visit here today with 2 happy little boys. They spent about an hour in the water park, warmed up then another hour on the play equipment. The beach area looked good too, so bring your buckets and spades. There were free toilets in the middle of the park and an ice cream van, perfect. There is a MUGA area for multi sports and a fair sized skate park area too. There's a great bandstand and posters advertising the next concerts that are on too.
Written August 4, 2015
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AlexGwilliam
Leighton Buzzard, UK359 contributions
Friends
A lovely little splash park for children in a great local park. Usually has an ice cream van and is close to town. Ideal for a picnic on a summers day but expect to see it fill up quickly.

The splash park is a non slip surface like youd find in a park completely enclosed by a fence with a variety of water shoots and fountains which the kids love. If all parents were responsible and kept an eye on their kids this would be an excellent review but unsupervised older children who ran around knocking smaller children over really ruined the splash park.

The main park is huge and has climbing frames, a zip wire and lot's of slides and swings.
Written January 18, 2015
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Brian S
Leighton Buzzard, UK51 contributions
Family
why travel to the seaside when you can just go to the local park. Parsons Close is a lovely little Park in the centre of Leighton Buzzard. The Fun Splash park was opened in 2012 and was an instant success with Kids of all ages. Usually opens late may for the summer months and consist of lots of fountains etc. Joining it last year was the Leighton Buzzard Beach, an enclosed area of sand that is also open in the summer.
Written May 19, 2015
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MemberBedfordshire
UK231 contributions
Family
This area to play and relax is great for children and adults to have fun in the town centre. This summer 2014 the free beach is another great attraction for all the family. There is also a free splash/ water park this is full of fun fountains for everyone to enjoy!
Written July 9, 2014
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0303VJ
Leighton Buzzard, UK15 contributions
Family
This is a great place for children on a hot day, very safe, picnic tables also you have the park to play in would recommend to any one with younger children
Written November 11, 2013
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Roverlass
Leighton Buzzard, UK338 contributions
Family
As someone who remembers the dirty cracked concrete kids pool of the old days, this is a great improvement. My grandchildren use it often, and it is a great comfort to the parents to know that it is great fun with water, but with no risk of any accidents.
Written November 7, 2013
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Maureen B
Buckingham, UK262 contributions
Family
I will tell you all the good things first and then my reason for the SPOILT review title. We took our two lovely Grandchildren to the park for the first time on Wednesday 24th of August at 4 o/c they had the most fantastic time in the splash park, it was packed with children and adults all enjoying themselves. Plenty of room for blankets to sit in the shade under the trees or a umbrella to sit close to the play area to watch the children which we did. There is a skate park which we thought we would visit next time and bring the boys scooters. There is a beach that we would visit another time. A well equipped park. Ice cream van and toilets. The boys decided that they would like fish and chips in the park, this is where it all went horrible and i must worn families. My husband went off to get the fish and chips and i was watching the children playing in the park when a boy decided to punch our Grandson on the nose which coursed a nose blood and bit the other Grandson on the leg. I could not believe what i was seeing and quickly called them away from these unsavory children. It SPOILT our day which up until that point had been a perfect day with them. Has anyone else experienced this behaviour? It has certainly put us off returning which is such a shame as we thought we had found a wonderful place to bring the Grandchildren. Also the mess left in the park was a disgrace i know the bins were full but take it home and do not let a lovely park get ruined.
Written August 24, 2016
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SallyAnne1967
Aylesbury, UK22 contributions
Family
A enjoyable day my 3 grandsons loved it a massive space for them to run around the splash park area is kept clean & the beach was clean & kept tidy
Written September 1, 2015
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Timpom
33 contributions
Nice park and now it's won an award is being maintained a lot better .. I have lived in Leighton buzzard nearly 40 years.. It's handy and a great run around for kids You will need to find parking which is scarce but no fault of the park itself.. Would be 5* but the toilets are awful they have hardly been made up over the years no warm water and no soap stinks of pee and hardly cleaned properly.. Ruins it puts kids off going to toilet..
Written August 1, 2015
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM