Jubilee Park, located off Carr Lane and within easy walking distance of the town centre, is an outstanding facility comprising 4.64 acres of recreation ground.
The park facilities include;
2 bowling greens
MUGA including tennis court and basketball
all weather football pitch
play equipment, including swings and roundabouts
protected by CCTV
The Park is open to the community all year round. Please note that no dogs, except guide dogs, are allowed in Jubilee Park.
During the summer, band concerts take place in the impressive bandstand which forms the park’s focal point.
The Sensory Garden was officially opened on Friday 22nd July, 2011 in Jubilee park by the Town Mayor, Councillor W.Waters.
Designed and built by the Town Council’s workforce, the garden aims to awaken the senses and imagination with aromatic and colourful plants. Pupils from the horticulture group at the Oaks Secondary School helped the Project Manager, Michael Foxton to plant the bedding plants .
Artwork created by Spennymoor School via a competition has been incorporated into the Gardens information sign which is also in braille.
Councillor W.Waters, Mayor of Spennymoor, said: The Sensory Garden is not limited to children, but also provides opportunities for older people and individuals with disabilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits that nature provides. The fact that an array of organisations and young people have come together to make this Sensory Garden happen for the people of Spennymoor is wonderful. On behalf of the town, I would like to thank everybody who has been involved for their efforts and donations ‘.
June 2009 saw the creation of a new 9 hole landscaped mini crazy golf course within Jubilee Park. The course is not just for relaxation; its for education as well. Each of the holes is themed with information on significant elements in the reign of Queen Victoria, whose Jubilee was celebrated in the Parks name. Planting has an exotic flavour.
The project took top place in the 2009 Northumbria in Bloom Awards, winning the City of Sunderland Trophy for innovations in Parks and Open Spaces. The 2010 County Durham Environment Awards successfully awarded the crazy golf a ‘Commendation’ in recognition of the contribution the scheme has made to improve the quality of the Councils Environment.
The scheme was funded by Spennymoor Town Council, CDENT and Awards for All.
Award for Jubilee Park