A view of Kelston Road Park

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You are welcome to use parks and green spaces for health reasons as long as you follow social distancing rules below. This may even mean not entering a park if it is already busy.

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To maintain safety for the public; children’s play areas are closed, non-essential parks operations are currently suspended, and cafes and kiosks are closed.

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<<Click here for information on the Kelston Road Park Improvement Project>>

Kelston Road Park is a large public open space located in a residential area of Keynsham.

Location:

Kelston Road Park, Keynsham, BS31 2JL.

Parking:

On street parking on the roads surrounding the park.  Please park considerately and observe any local parking restrictions.

Disabled access:

The park is flat and there is a good network of surfaced paths linking it to the surrounding streets

Facilities:

  • A selection of children's play equipment
  • A designated space for informal ball games
  • Football goals
  • A BMX track
  • Teen shelters

Public Transport:

Good bus services to Charlton Road

KELSTON ROAD PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Bath & North East Somerset Council and Keynsham Town Council are working with the local community to develop a long-term plan for how Kelston Road Park can be improved and maintained in the future.  We want to make the park a safer and more pleasant place for people to spend time, socialise, play, be active and enjoy nature.  We also want to ensure that the park is able to meet future demands such as climate change and the growing population in Keynsham.

What has happened so far?

  • A community consultation survey has been carried out to find out who uses the park, how it is used and what can be done to improve it.
  • The results of the consultation survey have been reviewed to draw conclusions about what the priorities are. A report detailing the full results of the survey was published.
  • A ‘Next Steps’ meeting was held in December 2018. Local residents, representatives of local community groups, councillors and officers of the council came together to reflect on the results of the consultation survey and consider how best to proceed.
  • Stakeholders agreed that the project should be delivered in two phases.  Phase one will deliver general park improvements including seats, signs, tree planting and improved sports facilities. Phase 2 will focus on play improvements
  • A park improvement proposal was published and the community was invited to give feedback
  • Feedback on the proposal was reviewed and the design for the park has been updated.  A report detailing community feedback on the proposal was published
  • The Town Council carried out a Children's Survey to understand what type of play facilities are preferred by children in Keynsham
  • Following an application for funding, Enovert Community Trust awarded the project £25,000 towards play area improvements
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Change is coming to Kelston Road Park!

Thank you to all of those who took part in the consultation activities.  The proposal for the park has been well supported and the improvements will now go ahead.

Phase 1 improvements will include:

  • New seats and signs 
  • Tree planting
  • Improved sports facilities
  • Path and safety improvements
  • Measures to prevent cars accessing the park

Phase 2 - Play Area Redevelopment

Work to completely redevelop the play area is due to start in September 2020.  The play facilities have been designed to take account of results from the park consultation survey and Keynsham Town Council's children's survey and include a range of fun play equipment for children of all ages and abilities.

See the play area design here

It is expected to take around 4-6 weeks to complete and the play area will be closed during this time to enable work to be completed safely.

The play area redevelopment is being paid for using Section 106 funds (contributions made by local developers), Community Infarstructure Levy (CIL) and a grant from Enovert Community Trust (through the Landfill Communites Fund).

Get involved and keep in touch

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

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