The Performance Space and Water Staircase

Performance space


There has never been a bandstand in Lowndes Park. In the 1920s, after Chesham UDC leased the Lower Park as a public recreation ground, a circular paved area with rose arbour was constructed in the middle of the Lower Park between The Avenue and Skottowes Pond. Steps with an arbour led down from the space to the pond and a smaller flight of steps led up to The Avenue. The Silver Band played concerts on the site. In 1970, a fountain was added to the centre of the performance area and the steps were converted to a water staircase. These features no longer operate. A programme of concerts is held on the performance area throughout the summer season.

Current condition

The water staircase was decommissioned due to vandalism and is fenced off to prevent access. The performance area has a crazy paving surface that is uneven and is not covered, so wet weather can cancel performances. The area is not accessible by wheelchair and there is a dearth of suitable seating.

Future Plans

The successfull Comunity Spaces bid will fund the refurbishment of this site..

News & Events

May 14, 2017
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 11 February. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.

Apr 17, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew

The Friends have set up their own Facebook page. Please click here or go to You will need to sign in.

Apr 12, 2014
Category: News
Posted by: andrew
The Friends of Lowndes Park are quite often approached about who to contact to hire the Guide Hut. We suggest you call Kate Webber  on 01494 773359

website: Robert Craig