Keynsham Memorial Park (KMP) is managed and maintained by Bath and North East Somerset Council in partnership with Keynsham Town Council.

A river valley brimming with history and wildlife

Keynsham Memorial Park (KMP) lies along the line of the Chew River just east of Keynsham High Street and encompasses 10.7 hectares (26 and a half acres). It contains wooded areas, water habitats and grassy vistas. 
The park was named to commemorate the war dead of Keynsham, and now commemorates those killed in the First and Second World Wars as well as the Falklands conflict.  A memorial to these exists in the form of the gates on Bath Hill.

There is pedestrian access to the park adjacent to these gates and there is a pay and display car park on Bath Hill East a couple of minutes’ walk away.

The southern part of the park is also known locally as Chew Park due to the role of the river as the main focus while the northern area close to the ecclesiastical ruins is referred to as Abbey Park by some.

KMP plays an important part in the local community. The site includes a wide variety of facilities including two children's play areas, a skate park, picnic area, bowling green, the park side café which is generally open during the summer and school holidays, public toilets and multi-sport courts, which can be booked from Keynsham Town Council, as well as a range of listed buildings and structures.

During the summer there are a variety of free events in the park which can be viewed on the Town Council’s outdoor events web page.


Abbey Ruins
Bandstand Concerts
Keynsham Bowls Club
Sports Courts
Play Areas
Community Vegetable Plot
Specimen Trees - Top 25 Trees (see below and map here)
Baked Café (open all year, weather permitting) 
Ecological Habitat
Flowers & Formal Gardens 
Outdoor Gym & Running Routes 
Riverside Walk & Duck Pond


Park detail map and fitness trails

Bath and North East Somerset map for details

Trees in Keynsham Memorial Park 

Keynsham Memorial Park has twenty-five trees noted for their age, size or rare quality.

These are listed below and a map showing the location of each tree can be found here.

Members of Wellsway School Green Team have researched and collated information about some of the 25 Top Trees in Keynsham Memorial Park. These trees are noted for their age, size or rare quality.

The work is entirely the students own and shown as submitted by them. Thank you for sharing your findings Green Team!

Ash and Alder - Tristan, Alex

Atlas Cedar - Poppy

Catalpa and Sycamore - Emily

Cedar of Lebanon - Abi, Tom

False Acacia and Norway Maple - Will, Dewi

Honey Locust and Beech - Arun

Silver Lime - Ciaran, Dan

Sugar Maple - Elwenn

White Willow and Birch - Tom, Zach

Other related websites:

Keynsham Town Council

Keynsham Music Festival

Forest of Avon

River Avon Trail

Bristol and Bath Railway Path

For more information about Parks and Events follow us on Twitter, @BathnesParks

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