We look after the 9 formal parks within our area. These parks cover 49 hectares of space, and range from the grandeur of the Royal Victoria Park to the peace and tranquillity of Sydney Gardens.
- Alexandra Park - Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, BA2 4RQ
- Alice Park - Gloucester Road, Bath, BA1 7BL
- Botanical Gardens (part of Royal Victoria Park), BA1 2LZ
- Green Park - Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1HZ
- Hedgemead Park - Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5NG
- Henrietta Park - Henrietta Mews, Bath, BA2 6LY
- Keynsham Memorial Park - Bath Hill, Keynsham, BS31 1HL
- Parade Gardens - Grand Parade, Bath, BA2 4DF
- Royal Victoria Park - Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2LZ
- Sydney Gardens - Sydney Place, Bath, BA2 6NT
Opening times are generally from 8am to 6pm, but please note that these times vary according to the site and time of year.
Informal Parks and Gardens:
- Batheaston Gardens
- The Bath Maze
- The Georgian Garden
- Linear Park
- Springfield Park
- Queen Square
- Innox Park
- Kensington Meadows
- Kelston Road Park
Exploring the Countryside:
- Walks Around Keynsham Leaflet (597.69KB)
- Easy Going Walks (suitable for wheelchairs and buggies)
- Breach Hill Common - Chew Valley
- Knowle Hill - Chew Valley
- Burledge Hill - Bishop Sutton
- Northfield - Radstock
- Bristol Road - Radstock
- Southfield - Radstock
- Waterside - Radstock
- North of Engine Wood - Southstoke
- Little Solsbury - Batheaston
- Bannerdown Common - North of Bath
Places to Play:
- Keysham Memorial Park
- Somer Valley Adventure Play and Skate Park - Midsomer Norton
- Claverton Road - Saltford
- Timsbury Recreation Ground - Timsbury
- Tom Huyton Play Area - Radstock
- Beacon Field - Peasedown St John
Parks and Pleasure Grounds Byelaws
Vehicles must be driven at a responsible speed with consideration for public safety.
All vehicles, cycles and horses must be kept on the roads.
Dogs are banned from children’s play areas, and certain other land. Elsewhere, dogs may have to be kept on leads, or the area may be a scoop area. Look out for the signs.
Persons must not cause damage to any turfed areas, flower beds, trees, shrubs or ornaments, nor remove any turf or soil.
Persons must not climb on trees, barriers, fences, ornaments etc.
No persons shall skate on rollers to the danger of other persons lawfully using the footways.
To sell or advertise any article or commodity is strictly forbidden without permission.
Persons shall not erect a tent, stand or any other structure without permission.
Overnight stays in caravans, vans or any other vehicle are not permitted.
All hard ball games are not permitted except in designated areas.
A person shall not play any musical instrument, wireless or other audio equipment to the inconvenience of others.
Any person infringing any byelaw may be asked to leave the pleasure ground and if that person fails to obey, an officer of the council can remove that person from the ground or seek assistance from the police to do so. (Offenders may be liable to a fine not exceeding £50.)
These gardens originally formed part of the garden to Batheaston House which was built in 1712. The character of the site is that of a rural garden, enclosed and "secret" and is bounded by old stone walls.
Sited in Beazer’s Garden (so called as the land was donated by Beazer’s the Bath based construction company), just down the steps from Pulteney Bridge on the east side of the Weir, this paving stone maze offers fun for young children as they try to find its centre.
Accessible via the Gravel Walk and through an entrance to the rear of the Circus, the Georgian Garden was excavated in 1985/6 by Bath Archaeological Trust revealing the position of the flower beds, paths and the trees, thus enabling a faithful reinstatement of the original garden dating from c. 1770. Although the plants that grew in the garden are not recorded, species known to have been used in town gardens of the period have been planted. The Garden, which adds to the significant range of Georgian features of Bath, is open every day 9.00-5.00pm.
This informal park was originally part of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Line which ran from Bath’s Green Park Station, now the site of Sainsbury’s, to Bournemouth. The line closed in 1966. After considerable construction work and the closure of the tunnel entrance, the area was laid out as a ribbon of countryside through the City and was planted with many indigenous plants.