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Nicholas Everitt Park

Open all year round (restrictions on some facilities), Nicholas Everitt Park is an impressive green space sitting comfortably alongside the broads. A traditional park in many respects with  a number of visitor attractions, it also provides a variety of habitats for the wildlife which inhabit this space. This popular park is used both by visitors and the local community and is a good starting point to explore the local area.


A large pay and display car park is accessible from Bridge Road, a second smaller car park is located to the rear of the Harbour Master's Office and is accessible from the High Street. Limited short-term free parking can be found at The Crescent to the front of the main entrance into the park.


  • Tearooms
  • Museums
  • Site based staff
  • Family friendly
  • Bowling/tennis
  • Children's play area
  • Crazy golf/trampolines/canoes
  • Disabled access
  • Fishing access to broads
  • Yacht club/rowing clubs
  • Toilets

About Nicholas Everitt

Whilst Nicholas Everitt Park is a delightful green space with many attractions, its location alongside the broads is no doubt its greatest asset. Used throughout the year for many events, it is renowned for those activities associated with the broad itself. Home of the Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor and Sailing clubs, there is always something to interest visitors and a large number of powerboat racing events take place during the summer months.

There are numerous access points to the park; the route along The Boulevard, past the Harbour Master's Office and the boats moored on Oulton Broad, provides access to the edge of the broad. This is a very popular location for fishing, particularly for those who are new to the pastime.

In the centre of the park is a traditional bandstand and a large, open space. This is a popular spot for picnics. Beyond this is the children's play area, trampolines, crazy golf and refreshment facilities.

Entering the park from The Crescent takes in traditional seasonal bedding displays and leads down to the tennis courts and bowling greens. Turning right at this point will once again lead to the bandstand. Stay on the main path, past the public conveniences and it will bring you to the Lowestoft Museum offering a wealth of local history.

Beyond the museum, the path continues back towards the broad with several ponds along the way. Add to this the mature trees, grass and reeds and this beautiful park provides lots of opportunities to enjoy the birds and other wildlife which frequent this green space. Continue past the slipway and boathouses and the route offers a gateway to explore beyond the park.

Leisure Facilities

Both bowling and tennis facilities are available and operate on a 'pay and play' basis. They are open from 10am until dusk from May to September inclusive. For further information, please contact the parks office on 01502 527120 or via waveney.info@ncsgrp.co.uk   

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges apply for the use of some leisure facilities. View current prices in the WDC Fees and Charges book (outdoor sports prices begin on page 32).

Community groups

There several groups currently supporting Nicholas Everitt Park. Oulton Broad Community Enterprise, Oulton Broad in Bloom (contact the Parks Team) and Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park, who are directly involved with the park and have worked closely with Waveney Norse and Waveney District Council to apply for a Green Flag Award.

Further information

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Contact us

Telephone: 01502 562111

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Address: Waveney Norse Limited
Rotterdam Road Depot
Lowestoft NR32 2EF

Tel: 01502 527100

Email: waveney.info@ncsgrp.co.uk