Kingswood Park 7070

Kingswood, Bristol, England

Brief Description

This is an urban park with a mixture of facilities for leisure, recreation and sport.

History

Kingswood Park is a municipal park, first laid out in 1934.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal park for general public use.

Detailed Description

This is an active urban park with

. formal flower beds and borders

. an amphitheatre

. a bandstand base

. modern children's play area with swings, etc.

. outdoor fitness/gym equipment

. bowling green and pavilion

. wetlands area

. tennis courts and pavilion

. iron gates with coats of arms

. adjacent public conveniences

There is an active Friends Group consisting of local residents who have successfully raised grant funding for improvements and have organised several summer festivals over recent years.

Record created: 08/06/2008

Record updated: 14/01/2012

Features
  • Flower Bed
  • Description: Formal flower beds.
  • Planting
  • Description: Wetlands area.
Bandstand, Bowling Green, Amphitheatre, Bowling Green Pavilion
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal park for general public use.
History

Detailed History

The following extract is taken from the Kingswood Heritage Trail (see references):

"The park occupies the field in which the Fire brigade's horses were once kept (the fire station was located where the elderly persons flats now stand on the corner of Hollow Road).

The park was first laid out in 1934. Its gates are interesting in showing the coat of arms of Kingswood Urban District Council. The Arms were chosen in a competition in 1944 and reflect the bringing together of Hanham and Kingswood. Hanham 'in the hundred of Swineshead' (Domesday Book) is represented by a boar's head. The royal ermine border reflects the King's land, and the two golden stag's heads, the royal forest of Kingswood."

References

References

Contributors

  • Avon Gardens Trust

  • South Gloucestershire Council, Community Spaces Landscape Team

  • South Gloucestershire Historic Environment Records Officer