Chapelfield Gardens

   Pagoda c. 2010   Music festival   Trees   Lord Mayor's Celebration

The toilets in the park will be closed on Christmas Day and back open again on Boxing Day


Chapelfield Gardens is located in the centre of the city of Norwich.  

Its present gardens opened to the public in 1880 and now they are a popular meeting-place.
There is a toddler and juniors' play area, somewhere for teens to hang out with their friends and areas for games of pétanque, giant chess and draughts. The gardens are used, particularly in the summer months, for different outdoor events hosted by Norwich City Council including bandstand concerts, Lord Mayor's Celebration and funfair.

Toddler and juniors' play area

This play area is very popular with younger children and their families and was refurbished in 2011-12. It has bright and colourful equipment including a train, ladybird and helicopter rockers, swings, a multiplay unit for climbing, balancing and sliding and more. 

The money for the refurbishment came from the contributions developers must make to community projects and infrastructure.
The decisions about what items should be included and the other improvements, including a boardwalk to improve access for people with pushchairs and wheelchairs, were made after consultation with local people, businesses and groups that use the gardens.  

Adventure area for older children and teens

In 2010-11 we introduced a new area designed especially to give teens an extra place to meet up with and chat to friends. This has two pieces of equipment in it, a comet tail to climb and sit on and hang off, and a basket swing.  

Pétanque area 

Photo by Simon Marshall

In 2011-12, we created a new pétanque area for people of all ages to enjoy.