Haverhill Recreation Ground

Haverhill Recreation Ground Splash Pad

The Recreation Ground is in the centre of Haverhill and is home to many great events held throughout the year.
The Recreation Ground is home to the Bandstand which was erected in 2000 as part of the millennium celebrations and a large and well kept children's play area.


All year round


Free to enjoy


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  • Bandstand
  • Children’s play area
  • Public toilets
  • Snack kiosk open in the summer
  • The splashpad is open from 10am to 6pm between 1 April to 30 September on weekends plus bank holidays and school holidays only between these dates. The splashpad may be closed without notice due to weather, maintenance, or safety requirements. Any maintenance concerns can be reported to Haverhill Town Council staff at the kiosk or if closed visit the Haverhill Town Council Website or by phone on telephone number 01440 712858.


Community events including the Haverhill Show are held in the grounds. Check the website What's on West Suffolk for event information.

There is a circular walking route around the park.

The two main routes across the site and to the children’s play area are a hard surface suitable for wheelchair users.


Haverhill Recreation Ground was once an orchard and fields before it was bequeathed to the town in 1897 by the Gurteen family in remembrance of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. After the landscaping work was carried out the park opened to the public.

Events and group visits

To host an event or hire our parks for a group visit, please visit West Suffolk parks, outdoor spaces and venues for more details.

Park regulations

The following regulations are in place for your safety and to protect the environment, please abide by them:

  • no golf or hard ball games
  • no unauthorised vehicles
  • do not pick the flowers
  • do not disturb wildlife
  • dogs must be under control at all times
  • no dog fouling
  • no fires
  • no camping
  • pick up your litter.

A full set of byelaws are available on request.

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