Park locations and opening times

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Park locations

Alexandra Park
Ipswich IP4 1NY
Bourne Park
Ipswich IP2 8LU
Chantry Park
Ipswich IP2 0BS
Christchurch Park
Ipswich IP4 2BX
Gippeswyk Park
Ipswich IP2 0AD
Holywells Park
Ipswich IP3 0PG
Landseer Park
Ipswich IP3 0HD
Murray Park
Ipswich IP3 9AH
Orwell Country Park
Ipswich IP3 0LG
Stonelodge Park
Ipswich IP2 0QY
Whitehouse Park
Ipswich IP1 6JX

Opening times

Christchurch Park opens at 07:00 every day. All other parks open at 07:30 Monday - Saturday and 09:00 on Sundays, with the exception of Chantry and Bourne Parks which are open 24 hours a day.

Closing times

Closing times vary according to the season.

The table below shows the closing times for our small and large parks (excluding Chantry and Bourne Parks which are not locked) and any park toilets. Find out which parks have toilets on our public toilets page.

A whistle is blown when locking time commences so please make your way to the nearest exit.

The following gates are opened first and closed last:

  • Christchurch Park - Bolton Lane
  • Holywells Park - Cliff Lane

* Please note that the Arboretum gates at Christchurch Park are locked 15 minutes before all other gates.

B.S.T. begins Sunday 28th March 2021 and ends Sunday 31st October 2021

Month Date Toilets lock Small parks lock Large parks lock
January 3rd 14:45 15:45 16:30
17th 15:00 16:00 16:45
31st 15:15 16:15 17:00
February 14th 15:45 16:45 17:30
28th 16:00 17:00 17:45
March 7th 16:15 17:15 18:00
21st 16:45 17:45 18:30
28th 17:45 18:45 19:30
April 4th 18:15 19:15 20:00
18th 18:45 19:45 20:30
May 2nd 19:00 20:00 20:45
16th 19:15 20:15 21:00
30th 19:30 20:30 21:15
June 19:30 20:30 21:15
July 19:30 20:30 21:15
August 1st 19:15 20:15 21:00
15th 18:45 19:45 20:30
29th 18:15 19:15 20:00
September 12th 17:45 18:45 19:30
26th 17:15 18:15 19:00
October 10th 16:45 17:45 18:30
17th 16:15 17:15 18:00
24th 15:45 16:45 17:30
31st 14:45 15:45 16:30
November 14:45 15:45 16:30
December 14:45 15:45 16:30

Large Parks that lock: Holywells Park and Christchurch Park

Small parks that lock: Alexandra Park, Brunswick Park, Cherry Lane Rec, Stonelodge Park.(Open 8am) Newbury Rec, Maryon Road Play Area, Murray Road MUGA.

Toilets that lock (All year): Whitehouse Park, Castle Hill Rec, Dumbarton Rec, Chantry Park, Holywells Park, Christchurch Park (Westerfield road and Arboretum toilets), Bourne Park

Toilets that lock (Seasonal): Alexandra Park, Murray Road Rec

Contact Details

Parks & Cemeteries,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3E Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 433512