Castle Park plays an important and unique role in the life of Colchester at local, district, regional, national and international levels. The Park is indeed unique and fortunate in many ways; its location adjacent to the Town Centre provides excellent access and communications; the two listed museums within its boundaries offer excellent destination points and opportunities for cross-utilisation; its archaeological heritage is second to none and affords many opportunities for education and interpretation; its strategic location at the centre of an open space system based on the River Colne provides links to wider areas; and, its existence as a physical record of landscape change and design through time is fascinating. It also provides a variety of facilities and environments that satisfy contemporary needs.
The Restoration and Development Plan has been informed by detailed research and analysis of a wide range of considerations including: the strategic context, the history, the visible and buried archaeology, the condition and use of Castle Park and the outcome of local public consultation.
The Restoration and Development Plan is a master plan for Castle Park identifying new projects and enhancements of existing features to improve the visitor experience to this award winning park (Green Flag award and Green Flag Heritage Park)
A copy of the main chapter of the Restoration and Development plan can be downloaded here: Castle Park RDP Chapter 6 - Restoration and Development
Other chapters can be found below:
Castle Park Restoration and Development Plan Consultation Report
Castle Park RDP Contents
Castle Park RDP Chapter 1 - Introduction
Castle Park RDP Chapter 2 - Strategic Context
Castle Park RDP Chapter 3 - Historical Development
Castle Park RDP Chapter 4 - Archaeology
Castle Park RDP Chapter 5 - Landscape Appraisal
Castle Park RDP Chapter 6 - Restoration and Development
Castle Park RDP Chapter 7 - Client Organisation, Management and Funding
Castle Park RDP Chapter 8 - Cost Estimates
Castle Park RDP Chapter 9 - Appendices