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Plan your visit

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 

Please use our parks responsibly.

The car park at Kearsney Abbey has been re-opened. We will be closely monitoring how it is used. If it becomes apparent that national guidelines are not being followed, we may be required to close the car park again.

There is a temporary café and temporary toilets (including one with disabled access) in Kearsney Abbey.

The Kearsney Park permanent café and toilets will open once the development works have been completed and DDC takes possession of the building.


Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey are open every day of the year, so whether you're looking for a tranquil spot for a summer picnic, or a stroll through the changing colours of autumn, there's always something different to see and do.

Dogs are welcome in both parks. Please keep dogs on their leads on the north side of Kearsney Abbey (the side where the cafe is), the old mill pond area and in Russell Gardens. Dogs can be let off their leads on the south side of Kearsney Abbey.


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