The park has been awarded Green Flag status for each and every year since 2008.

Originally the Abbey Grounds, the park is very close to the main part of the town and provides a fresh green setting for this historic but still vibrant Abbey.

The park has lovely mature trees including a tree carving sculpture and plenty of open grass area. There is a children’s play area, a children’s water play area and also a skate park.

There is a wetland habitat in one section of the park, thought to be where the monks may have had fish ponds in earlier times.  A boardwalk with attractive carvings allows visitors to view this habitat without getting wet feet.


  • Mature trees
  • Shrubs
  • Open grass areas
  • Damp meadow area and boardwalk
  • Picnic benches and seating
  • Children’s play area
  • Water play fountains
  • Bowling club [privately run but open to new members]
  • Skatepark
  • Bandstand
  • Memorial gardens
  • Community orchard

Useful Information

Parking – At the car park situated in the park.  Access from the north end of Abbey RoadToilets – In the park – off Church walk. For more information see the Public Toilets page 

Habitat – The Park benefits from sculptures and a boardwalk over a wet grassland area which was originally the fishpond area from the medieval Abbey.

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


Approx. 7.38 hectares