Parks & Play Areas

Canvey Heights Country Park, Creek Road - SS8 8

The Gun Site Recreation Ground, West Crescent - SS8 9HU

King George V Playing Field, Blackthorne Road - SS8 7BJ

Kismet Park, Weel Road - SS8 7NN

Labworth Recreation Ground, Furtherwick Road - SS8 7DW

Canvey Lake, Denham Road - SS8 9HB

Leigh Beck Recreation Ground, Park Lane - SS8 7PX

The Paddocks Swimming Pool, Long Road - SS8 0JA

Smallgains Recreation Ground, Creek Road - SS8 8

Tewkes Creek, Dovervelt Road (or soon to be Creeky Wood) - SS8 8EJ

Thorney Bay Park, Thorney Bay Road - SS8 0DB

Waterside Farm, Somnes Avenue - SS8 9RA

Canvey Island Skatepark / Legacy XS Cafe

Legacy XS Cafe, The Bungalow, Waterside Farm Leisure Complex, Somnes Avenue, SS8 9RA

Canvey Island Skatepark, Waterside Farm Leisure Complex, Somnes Avenue, SS8 9RA

Waterside Farm Skatepark was a seven year dream for Canvey man, James Caulfield.  This skatepark is almost complete with just one final piece of equipment left to be installed.

James came up with the idea of raising money for a place for the young people of Canvey Island to meet, skate or ride over seven years ago and with the support of Castlepoint Borough Council, Essex County Council, Canvey Island Town Council, Legacy, Essex Police and The Veolia Marshes Trust he has seen that aspiration become a reality.

Around 50 young people gathered at the park to see the Mayor, Cllr Cliff Brunt unveil a commemorative plaque.  Canvey Councillors Ray Howard and John Anderson spoke of the tremendous effort put in by a large group of volunteers to get to the skatepark up and running.

The park, which cost over £200,000 also features a cafe with seating and a TV and a lounge area with sofas and games consoles where users can relax and chat.

The Paddocks

The Paddocks Swimming Pool, Long Road - SS8 0JA

FAMILIES wishing to enjoy the warm weather need look no further than Canvey Island this summer. With a large paddling pool, sandpit and play equipment, the Paddocks Enclosed Playground provides hours of fun for children but costs just £1 per person. The playground will be open every day from Saturday, May 23 until Sunday, August 30. The playground is open from 10am to 4pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am to 3pm at weekends. It is located just behind the Paddocks Community Centre in Long Road, Canvey Island. The facilities are designed for children aged eight and below, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.