About Lowndes Park
Lowndes Park is a major historic feature of Chesham and was donated to the town in 1953 by the Lowndes family. Today, Lowndes Park spans 36 acres and is managed by the Council.
The lower park provides children's play areas, a multi-sports court, a skateboard park, the historic avenue (also a cycle route), public toilets and Skottowes pond. A series of free, open air concerts is staged in the bandstand area during July and August each year.
The upper park provides fantastic views across the town, excellent walking and its less formal management has created habitats for local wildlife. There is also a bowl barrow, which is an Ancient Scheduled Monument and known locally as the Rolling Pin.
To help you get the most out of the park, Chesham Town Council have produced two leaflets.The first highlights some of the interesting features of the park and its history and the second, a map of the park. You can download the first leaflet here (PDF, 370 KB) and the second, here (PDF. 470KB). Alternatively you can pick up a paper copy at the Town Hall.
To see a small selection of pictures, click here
We are celebrating once again as Lowndes Park has been awarded a Green Flag for the third consecutive year. The award scheme provides recognition of the country's best public spaces. The flag was officially raised by Town Mayor, Councillor Colette Littley as part of the More than Gold celebration.
More than Gold Celebration 28th, 29th July 2012
Organised by Churches Together in Chesham, the More than Gold Celebration coincided with the start of the London Olympics. As can be seen, a good time was had by one and all.
News and Events
We have had reports of a pike in Skottowes Pond. We haven’t seen it, have you? Please report any sightings to us via the Contact Us page.
The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 9 June 2013. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.
Volunteers from the Friends of Lowndes Park have dug up the old cricket wicket and have made it ready for sowing wildflower seed. We hope that this will make for a colourful and interesting display during the coming year.
First of all we would like to thank all of you who voted for us by putting those little greens tokens in the Friends of Lowndes Park box at Waitrose. Secondly, we would like to thank Waitrose for their generous support of local community groups like ours. From this scheme we received £303.85 and this will be spent on new bulbs and plants in the spring.
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