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February Update

General Update

The landscaping work in Kearsney Parks is now complete and it is nice to see visitors using the new circular walk.

Unfortunately, at the moment, due to the amount rain that we have had over recent weeks, Russell Gardens has had to be completely closed. We will re-open one side as soon as the water has receded and the paths become usable again. The newly developed areas will be open when ready which we hope will be the Spring, once the area has had a chance to establish.

Flooding aside, the parks remain open for daily exercise during the lockdown. You should follow the latest guidance from the government to keep everyone safe and reduce the risks of transmission.

The new toilets are now open and the mobile café is still on site. The café will hopefully be open in the spring or when the easing of restrictions allows us to operate effectively.


The parks continue to be a haven for wildlife, the kingfishers stealing the show at the moment with appearances on BBC1 Countryfile. Still look out for the herons, egrets and wagtails when you visit.


Looking forward to this year, once government restrictions are lifted, there will be a variety of gardening tasks in Kearsney Park and Russell Gardens to undertake including the grand border and orchard as well as the usual litter picking and surveys. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to be put on our database please get in touch at kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk.


There are always great opportunities for taking photos in the park, be it with a camera or your phone.

If you do take any and you’re pleased with the results, please do send in any photos that you’d be happy to see in the Kearsney Parks calendar 2022, to kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk.

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If you have any comments or questions, please email us on kearsney.parks@dover.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter @Kearsneyparks

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