Abbey Park is the perfect family venue, located in the centre of the town. Nestled alongside the River Avon, excellent views of the waterway are possible from higher levels. Alongside plenty of open grassy areas, the famous Bell Tower overlooks the park which also includes artwork, lily pool, splash area, children’s playground and a refreshment kiosk.


  • Mature trees
  • Open grass areas
  • Shrub planting
  • Ornamental herbaceous borders
  • Children’s play area
  • Water play fountains
  • Skate park
  • Lily pool
  • Picnic benches and plentiful seating
  • Variety of artwork (including Penny Whistle wood carving)
  • Bandstand
  • Historic features
  • Simon de Montfort memorial
  • Bell tower and clarion
  • Boat trips on the river
  • Lighted avenue of lime trees along the river

Useful Information

Parking – At the adjacent multi storey car park, access from Monks Walk or on the Crown Meadows on the other side of the Rowing Club access from Abbey Road.Toilets – In the park – open all year. Access for the disabled is possible at all entrances but best to avoid the ones at the top of the park if steep slopes are difficult to manage. For more information see the Public Toilets page  

Recycling Bins – There are recycling bins at main points in the park. Please do your bit to help the planet whilst you are in the park by putting your glass bottles, cans and paper in the clearly marked recycling bins.

Dog Waste – Poop scoop bins provided. Please collect up after your dog.

Lifebuoys – Located along the river inside red cases. For more information see the Lifebuoys page


Approximately 3 hectares