The history of Gunton Community Park is an interesting one. In 1944, Lowestoft Borough Council bought 89 acres of Park Farm and the Warnes’ estate by compulsory purchase. Immediately after the end of the Second World War, construction of the Gunton Estate began in order to resolve a critical shortage of housing. The roads of the estate were laid by German prisoners of war. The remaining rural land formed between Hollingsworth Road and the loop of Montgomery Avenue was developed as a recreational ground during the 1960’s, though some of the eastern area was lost later to housing development near the water tower.
The remaining area, now known as Gunton Community Park, is criss-crossed by well-used footpaths, with two, well-equipped and popular sports and play areas for children of all ages in the centre. The southwestern quadrant boasts a pair of football goals whilst there are also new trees in the park, planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.