Queens Park

Parks & Walks


  • All the family





Queens Park is a hidden gem just a stone's throw away from the town centre (Town Hall end). 

Gates open every weekday from 7.30am and from 9.00am at weekends and bank holidays; gates are closed half an hour before sunset.

  • This park has everything except playground equipment:
    Large lake for feeding the scores of ducks and swans, with many benches around the lake to relax with the view
  • Large open space for kids to run around in, which is home to many events during non Covid times
  • Beautifully maintained trees, flora and fauna, and pathways 
  • The "secret garden", a sunken garden set behind some bushes (formally the rose garden)
  • Garden of Remembrance Cafe (not currently open at time of going to press due to restoration works)

Toilets on site

No on site parking but so close to town you could park in one of the many car parks

There are 4 main entrances to the park:

  • The oldest entrance, designed by J Loring-Morgan, is situated on Groundwell Road to the north of the site and was completed by 1950
  • The second entrance, completed by 1953, is situated at the junction of Durham Street and Lincoln Street
  • The two other entrances form part of the second phase of the park's layout and are situated on Drove Road, in the far north-east corner of the site, and York Road to the north

Opening Hours

Tuesday07:30 - 18:45
Wednesday07:30 - 18:45
Thursday07:30 - 18:45
Friday07:30 - 18:45
Saturday09:00 - 18:45
Sunday09:00 - 18:45

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