Roadworks and access to Riverside

Essential road maintenance will be taking place on Victoria Road which will affect access to Riverside Leisure Centre car park. This will run from Monday 3 April 2023 to Saturday 15 April 2023. You can read more about the arrangements.

Outside of building, as seen from car park

Located along the River Chelmer, it couldn't be easier to access Riverside's extensive range of facilities on foot, by bike, by car or public transport.

By bus 

Many bus routes run into the city centre, and stop a short walk from the centre. You can look at First Essex to check which buses stop at Riverside. 

By train 

The nearest train station to Riverside is Chelmsford, which is around a 10 minute walk. You can look at Greater Anglia to check which trains stop at Chelmsford station.


Riverside is centrally located in the city centre along the River Chelmer and can be easily accessed on foot through the Bond Street development, via Victoria Road or Waterloo Lane. 

By bicycle

You can find out which ECC cycle routes to take to Riverside. 

By car 

There is a customers-only car park. You can enter the car park and the ice rink undercroft car park from Victoria Road. This car park is cashless. You can pay by card, contactless payment or the MiPermit app

At peak times the ice rink undercroft is reserved for monthly members only (permit required) with a maximum stay of three hours. 

You can find out more about the Riverside car park.

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