Welcome to the Kearsney Parks website
Welcome to Kearsney Abbey & Russell Gardens
There's something for all the family at Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey - visitors already enjoy great days out at Kearsney Parks but we're looking to make the experience even better. We're restoring these two historic parks to create a unique heritage, community and event venue.
THANK YOU! To everyone who contributed to our Heritage Lottery Fund bid for the Kearsney Parks. We've secured a £3m investment for our restoration and improvement plans.
While the work is taking place, there is limited parking available on site. Please think about using public transport, cycling or walking to the parks. If you do drive, please think about the nearby residents. Please park considerately, and do not block emergency access routes. Thank you.
If you are going to the park, please respect the social distancing measures and keep at least 2 metres away from other people. You can see the latest government advice on Coronavirus at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
In line with measures to encourage people to stay at home, the car park in Kearsney Abbey is closing today (Friday 27th March) until further notice. This is to protect public safety and discourage large gatherings.
The Kearsney Parks mobile café and temporary toilets have been removed from site. The playground in Kearsney Abbey is closed.
Events and volunteer tasks for March, April and May 2020 have been postponed. We are monitoring the current Coronavirus situation. We will take a decision on whether events later this summer can go ahead as the situation develops. We will update this page when we can.
The following statement has been issued by our contractors, idverde:
idverde are continuing to work with their clients to monitor and review this rapidly changing situation. In line with Government information and guidelines, we are constantly putting further measures in place for sites that are still open to ensure the safety of our colleagues.
This is constantly being reviewed. Additional guidance and safe working measures have been put in place to ensure those colleagues able to work can travel there safely and can adhere to the prescribed social distancing measures both in workplaces and in transit to work. Where the minimum distance measures cannot be maintained, including travelling, work will not continue.
Thank you for your co-operation during these unprecedented times.
If you are concerned or have any queries please contact 0800 917 6263.
Works In Russell Gardens
Site works are under way in Russell Gardens. This means there is no access to the north side of the ornamental lake at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We have closed off some pathways into Russell Gardens. The pathway from the new timber gate main entrance to Russell Garden is open, and access to Bushy Ruff is via the ornamental brick boat house and pathway. Due to site limitation we are not able to have a step free access route currently, however further pathway works and route closures/openings will be notified in due course.
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As part of our National Lottery funded project at Kearsney Abbey we're building a 180 sq. m. extension to the cafe. This will provide an enlarged café with modern kitchen facilities, along with new customer toilets. The extension and toilets will be fully accessible, including a Changing Places facility. A new outside space will provide additional seating.
Please excuse our apperance whilst this exciting project is underway.