Play area at Kensington Meadow

Kensington Meadows is a large riverside green space located 1.5km north-east of the city centre in the Walcot area of Bath.  The site sits alongside the River Avon and consists of a large flat grassed recreation area and woodland.

Part of the woodland is designated as a local nature reserve highlighting its local significance for wildlife.

Read a historical study on Kensington Meadows (Copyright Bath & North East Somerset Council and Mike Chapman)


Kensington Meadows, London Road. BA1 6AN

Kensington Meadows can be accessed directly off London Road and Grosvenor Bridge Road, where these roads lead onto inner roads: Ringswell Gardens in the east, Meadow Lane in the north and through the car park to Morrison’s Supermarket in the west.


The closest public car parks are located at Avon Street and Charlotte Street. Some on-street parking on the roads surrounding the park. Please park considerately and observe any local parking restrictions.

Disabled access:

The Meadows are not always suitable for wheelchair access as the ground is liable to waterlogging, particularly after heavy rainfall.


There is a selection of children's play equipment and a full size football pitch with goal posts in the recreation area.  A pleasant, signposted riverside walk runs the length of the site.  There are 5 marked fishing swims along the river bank and interpretation panels explaining the history and wildlife value of the site.  Kensington Meadows is well used as a ‘green route’ by people travelling to and from Bath city centre from the east of the city.

Public Transport:

Good public transport links to London Road.


The Council’s Parks and Green Spaces Department is working with the community to develop a long-term plan for how Kensington Meadows can be improved and managed in the future. To kick-start the process the green space has been allocated £55,000 of Section 106 developer contributions to spend on priority improvements. Further improvements will be subject to securing additional funding.

What Has Happened So Far?

- A community consultation survey has been carried out to find out who uses the green space, how it is used and what can be done to improve it. The survey received over 170 responses.


- In September 2018 members of the Council’s Parks and Green Spaces team spent time at Kensington Meadows speaking to users.

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- The results of the survey have been reviewed to draw conclusions about what should happen next.

- Using public feedback from the consultation process and taking into account other related studies, projects and proposals a series of improvements are now being proposed.

- A drop-in event was held at The Salisbury Club on Wednesday 28th November to present the proposal.




Have Your Say on the Proposal

We really want to hear the opinions of the people who use Kensington Meadows and have local knowledge of the area.

Once you have reviewed the proposal you can feed back support for the proposals or raise any concerns in one of the following ways:

      • Email your feedback to
      • Write to The Parks and Green Spaces Department at Bath and North East Somerset Council, RVP Nursery, Marlborough Lane. Bath. BA1 2LZ.

There is a feedback form at the end of the proposal document

Feedback must be received by 31st December 2018

What happens next?

By the end of December 2018

- Feedback/comments on the Proposal to be received

By the end of March 2019

- Significant issues/concerns to be addressed through detailed design

- Priority works tendered and scheduled by the Parks and Green Spaces Department

April - August 2019

- Priority improvements carried out

- Parts of the green space may be unavailable for periods of time during this period but prior warning will be given.

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Contact Pete Sessions, Parks Projects Manager, for comments or further information

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