Cafe on the Rec opening hours are:

Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 11am – 4.00pm

Sunday: 8am – 4.00pm.

Closed: Mon, Tues,


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The cafe includes toilets for public use, indoor and outdoor seating and a serving hatch open to the Recreation Ground and the nearby play area.


The tennis pavilion on the Recreation Ground on Old Heath Road was approved by Colchester Borough Council’s Planning Committee for a change of use into a café and public toilet, and we successfully won the tender to run it.

Building works were started in January 2016 and were completed April 2016, GO4 took it over alongside our existing site at Trinity Church in Colchester town centre and it opened on Monday 2nd May.

One of our directors, Pete Hope said at the time, “GO4 Enterprises is delighted to be working with the council in providing a new cafe on Old Heath Recreation Ground. We welcome the Councils initiative in refurbishing the disused pavilion for not only the benefit of park users, but for those engaging with GO4’s aim to provide work, training, and support for those not in employment”