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Netpark Digital Park

Chalkwell Park, Southend on Sea, SS0 8NB
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
Access facilities:
  • Accessible Car Parking

In 2015, Metal launched NetPark – the world’s first digital art park. Visitors to Chalkwell Park can now find an extra layer of activity to the usual park life as NetPark, open all year round, currently hosts 15 digital artworks and stories, created by artists, musicians, writers, illustrators and Southend school pupils.

Each artwork is an App to be downloaded to your smartphone or iPad. With content hosted via GPS co-ordinates, the works take you to different areas of the park to experience by turn meditative, thoughtful audio walks, a spoken word tour of an imagined love story, a music tour by US musicians Matmos using sounds recorded on site (with a star turn for the resident peacock), adventure stories and much more.

NetPark is open all year round, with free public wifi across the park. The works are available to anyone through smartphones (Android or iOS) or iPads.

Please note: Some works are only available on iPads. Devices are available to borrow by during our Open Days and by arrangement from Metal on 01702 470700 or

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