A quintessential Victorian 2 hectare (5 Acre) park realised following a landslide that destroyed houses beneath Camden Crescent in 1870s. Between 1885 and 1889 the Corporation Parks and Pleasure Grounds Committee laid out 'the Hedgemead Pleasure Ground', as it was known, including a bandstand, drinking fountain and contoured walks - many of which are still present in the park today. Situated within walking distance of the city centre, this park offers shaded areas for a stroll in the park, fine rose displays and many beautiful trees and shrubs.
To read a short history of the park put together by Nigel Pollard from Hedgemead Park Friends Group please click here.
LocationLansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5NG
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Accessible from Lansdown Road, Guinea Lane (BA1 5NB) and The Paragon (BA1 5LY).
A selection of children's play equipment
Shady and winding paths offer a quiet stroll in the park amongst the busy City.
Benches offer a place to sit and enjoy far reaching views over this World Heritage City.
Many beautiful trees and shrubs, and fine rose displays.
Historic bandstand and fountain.
Vegmead - the community vegetable garden
Lime trees managed in the traditional Victorian way: by pollarding.
Good public transport links from Bath Bus Station to London Road (A3039).
The closest car parks are located at Avon Street and Charlotte Street.
Steep gradients and steps in this park make it unsuitable for wheelchair users.
To view the Friends groups webpage please follow the relevant link on this page: Friends of Parks
In April 2019, the inaugural EGM meeting was held by the newly formed Friends of Hedgemead Park, supported by Bath and North East Somerset's Council Parks Department. The Department has worked hard on upgrades to the park in the last few years, including filling potholes, painting entrance gates, as well as planting and litter picks. In addition, the bandstand has been repaired and repainted, and the old shelter had been repaired with a new shingle roof. The Friends group also cleaned, rubbed down and repainted the historic drinking fountain, and the World Heritage Enhancement Fund regilded the eagle on the top. The volunteer input enabled this project to happen.
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