Sports and leisure

Active Parks

Active Parks is a local programme to help you get out, get active and enjoy Thurrock's parks and open spaces. Our summer Active Parks programme take place throughout June and July 2019.

You don't have to book in advance – just turn up on the day and join in for free.

Weekly activities are listed below

Mondays

Park Activity Ages Time
Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU Women's activity session Adults 9am to 10:30am
Grays Town Park, Park View Gardens, Grays RM17 5EU Outdoor Gym Club Adults 9:30am to 10:30am
Elm Road open space, Elm Road, Grays, RM17 6LD Outdoor Gym Club Adults 11am to midday
Grays Beach Riverside Park, Thames Road, Grays, RM17 6JP Multi-activities – you choose 50 years-old and above 1pm to 2:30pm
Grays Town Park, Park Road, Grays RM17 6RB Multi-activities – you choose Children and young people 3:30pm to 5pm

Tuesdays

Park Activity Ages Time
Parker Road open space, Parker Road, Grays, RM17 5YW Post-school drop-off activities for parents Adults 9am to 10:30am
West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Athlefit Adults Midday to 2pm
West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Outdoor Gym Club Adults Midday to 2pm
West Thurrock Memorial Ground, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Multi-activities – you choose Children and young people 3:30pm to 5pm

Wednesdays

Park Activity Ages Time
Dilkes Park, Foyle Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5LU Post-school drop-off activities for parents Adults 9am to 10:30am
Dilkes Park, Foyle Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5LU Outdoor Gym Club Adults 9:30am to 10:30am

Thursdays

Park Activity Ages Time
Corringham Recreation Ground, Larkswood Road, Corringham, SS17 9DG Post-school drop-off activities for parents Adults 9am to 10:30am
Corringham Town Park, Springhouse Road, Corringham, SS17 7NB Outdoor Gym Club Adults Midday to 1:15pm
Horndon on the Hill Recreation Ground, Orsett Road, SS17 8NR Multi-activities – you choose All ages 3:30pm to 5pm

Saturdays – first Saturday of the month only

Park Activity Ages Time
Orsett Heath open space, Heath Road, RM16 4XH Superhero Fitness 3 to 7 years, with parents and carers 9:30am to 10:15am

About the activities

In Thurrock's Active Parks:

  • Athlefit is a great way to put your lunch break to good use – this fitness programme from England Athletics combines athletics with a fun, exciting programme to increase fitness, increase tone and lose weight

  • multi-activities for children and young people include sports activities such as football, cricket and rounders, along with general sports drills and skills

  • multi-activities for over 50s are a chance to have fun and improve your overall fitness with activities such as Kwik cricket, rounders, walking football, soft archery or activities of your choice

  • Outdoor Gym Club for adults welcomes all over 18s, regardless of fitness levels – you'll be shown how to use outdoor gym equipment, after which you can carry on in weekly sessions and using gyms for free at any time that suits

  • post-school drop-off activities for parents are for adults and suitable for all fitness levels – have fun and improve your overall fitness with activities such as Kwik cricket, netball, rounders, archery or activities of your choice

  • women's activity sessions are for all women over 18 years-old, regardless of fitness levels – have fun and improve your overall fitness activities such as netball, rounders, soft archery or activities of your choice, which can include taking part in green park improvements

Be an Active Parks volunteer

Email us if you would like to volunteer at these sessions or to offer suggestions for future events or activities in your local park.

Sports and leisure

: sports@thurrock.gov.uk