The Splash Pool will cease to operate as of Sunday 1st October 2023 at 9pm until next season.
The Bishop’s Stortford Splash Park has water jets and fountains for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Please ensure that any children under the age of 8 are accompanied by an adult at all times.
There is disabled access to the park and step free access.
We do not have lifeguards at the pool. There are sometimes BSTC staff members on duty to monitor the water quality and report any problems.
No dogs, bikes or glass are permitted in the splash pool area.
There are toilet facilities onsite.
As part of the ongoing Castle Park Project, the new Markwell Pavilion Community Centre, when complete, will include public toilets, including a new Changing Places facility (which has large disabled toilets with an adult changing bed and a hoist).
The Splash Pool is open from May to September from 9am to 9pm every day, and it is free for all and you do not need to book.
How To Get There
Castle Park and Gardens
The park is a five minute walk from town centre and includes bus services from Adderley Road.
Pay and Display Car Parking
Apton Road, CM23 3SN
Basbow Lane, CM23 2NA
Crown Terrace, CM23 2DP
Elm Road, CM23 2ST
Grange Paddocks, CM23 2HH
Jackson Square, CM23 3XQ
Link Road, CM23 2BA
Northgate End, CM23 2ES
Sworders Field Play Areas
There are two playgrounds in Sworders Field, one for younger children and the other for older children.
Young Children's Play Park
The play park includes swings, helter skelter slide, climbing frames, trampolines, inclusive play equipment and so much more with plenty of fun to be had!
The play area has some seating for adults.
Older Children's Play Park
That park includes a zip wire, climbing equipment, an enhanced street skate facility, a new half pipe and the addition of parkour features.