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Find all the information you'll need to enjoy your visit to Chester-le-Street Riverside Park.

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As per government guidance, you may travel to our parks, beaches and open spaces. Outdoors, you can meet in groups of up to two households (your support bubble counts as one household) or up to 6 people from different households as long as you follow social distancing rules.

Our park play areas are now reopening. For more information on which play areas will be open and how to enjoy the play areas safely, see Park play areas re-opening information.

The play area at Riverside park re-opened on Thursday 22 July, but the splashpad will not be open for the 2020 season. Toilets are now open from 9.00am until 4.00pm and are being cleaned regularly.

Chester-le-Street Bowling Club

The park centre is home to Chester-le-Street Bowling club, which is always keen to welcome newcomers to the game. The greens are open to the public throughout the summer months.

Riverside walk

Walk along the River Wear, stop for a picnic at one of the seats along the way, or head for the wildlife area with the pond and grassland meadow.

You can drive into the park car park at any time, and there is 24 hour access to the park.

Gardens

Walk around our beautiful gardens, near the park centre. Each area reflects a different star or planet. The gardens are open at all times.

Fishing

It is possible to fish on the park side of the river - to do so you must Request a fishing permit.

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  • Green Flag Awards
Contact us
Chester-le-Street Riverside
03000 266 447
Our address is:
  • Riverside Sports Pavilion
  • Riverside South
  • Chester-le-Street
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH3 3SJ
0191 387 3269
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