Lowndes Park

Lowndes Park 
Lowndes Park, is located off St. Mary's Way (HP5 1HU) and is a major historic feature of Chesham that was largely donated to the town in 1953 by the Lowndes family. Today, the park spans 36 acres and is managed by the Council. Please contact the Town Hall with any queries about the park by email: enquiries@chesham.gov.uk or by phone on 01494 774842 or in person (Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.30pm).

Download a map of the park, including its main features (PDF, 471 KB). You can download a park leaflet (370 KB) introducing you to the park's history, facilities and sites of interest. In 2023, thanks to funding from the Chesham Community Board and the Chess Smarter Water Catchment, the council created the Lowndes Park Masterplan to direct the future development of the park. Read the Masterplan (PDF, 6 MB)

The lower park provides children’s play areas (Love Lowndes is currently fundraising for a new play area), a multi-sports court, a skateboard park installed in 2014, 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 park is also the site of many town events, including charity fun runs and the annual Schools of Chesham Carnival. 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 an Scheduled Ancient Monument of mysterious origins known locally as the Rolling Pin. Find out more about the park:

Park History

Park Environment

Friends of Lowndes Park