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We encourage you to wear a mask in our leisure centres. All our services continue as normal.

We are running a consultation about potential improvements to Dovedale Sports Centre. The survey should take around 10 minutes and closes on 13 February 2022. You can also follow the Dovedale Facebook page to stay up to date with developments.

Dovedale Sports Centre

Dovedale Sports Centre (DSC) has excellent facilities with a community gym feel and is easily accessed by bike, by car or public transport.

How to find Dovedale

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By bus 

You can look at  First Essex to check which buses stop at Dovedale. 

By train 

The nearest train station to Dovedale is Chelmsford. You can look at  Trainline to check which trains stop at Chelmsford station. The station is about a mile from the centre.


Dovedale is around a 20 minute walk on foot from Chelmsford city centre. 

By bicycle

You can find out which  cycle routes to take to Dovedale.

By car 

You can reach Dovedale by car off the A1060; either via London Road, Moulsham Street, or the B1007. 

Car parking

There is a free car park at Dovedale, including accessible spaces.  

Leisure card holders

If you have a Leisure card, you will be able to claim your one hour parking refund from reception when you pay for your class.

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Centre opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 11pm
Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 9am to 8pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • Exercise studio
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Squash courts
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible changing
  • Free parking
  • All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.


Contact form

Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.


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