A Whistlestop Guide to Parks in Ipswich

Posted on January 29, 2024 by James Kindred

This guide is your ideal mate for discovering the lush greenery of Ipswich. From the serene charm of Christchurch Park to the lively happenings in Holywells Park, there’s a place for all. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a sports aficionado, or simply in search of a tranquil retreat, the parks of Ipswich provide a delightful experience. Let’s set off on a journey to uncover the hidden jewels and popular retreats nestled in this charming town

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park

Ipswich IP4 1NS

The land became parkland and was named Alexandra Park after the wife of Edward VII. In June 1904 the park was officially opened to the public.

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Christchurch Park

Christchurch Park

33 Bolton Lane Ipswich IP4 2BX

Christchurch Park was the first public park in Ipswich, opening in 1895. It extends over 33 hectares of picturesque grounds right in the heart of the town.

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Holywells Park

Holywells Park

Ipswich IP3 0PG

Holywells Park is a 67-acre public park in Ipswich, England situated between Nacton Road and Cliff Lane, near to the Ipswich Waterfront.

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Chantry Park

Chantry Park

Hadleigh Road Ipswich IP2 0BS

Chantry Park is the largest park in Ipswich and extends over 124 acres. Chantry Park was opened to the public on 17 May 1928.

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Bourne Park

Bourne Park

Ipswich IP2 9TA

Popular community park offering a swimming pool, playground, nature trails & open green space.

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What’s your favourite park in Ipswich?

Leave a comment below and tell us which of the many amazing parks in Ipswich is your favourite.

Who wrote this about Ipswich?

James Kindred

James lives in Ipswich and has been a graphic designer and brand founder for the last 25 years. He specialises in branding, startups, guerilla marketing and effectively frustrating authority figures to deliver results. James is co-founder of Ipswich.love, co-chair of the Suffolk Autism Strategy board and a board advisor to R;ipple, a suicide prevention charity.

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