We have received initial development phase funding support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the restoration and enhancement of Kingswood Park

This restoration is part of our wider £25 million Kingswood Masterplan, a regeneration vision for Kingswood town centre.

About this project

The project aims to restore Kingswood Park so that it forms the green heart of Kingswood where people go to enjoy high quality facilities, outdoor events and activities and to relax and meet other people in a safe, well managed and welcoming setting. 

Development funding of £120,000 has been awarded to help develop plans for the restoration of Kingswood Park over the coming 18 months. 

Finalised plans will be submitted to the National Lottery Heritage Fund in around March 2023. We will then seek £2.5 million to progress the restoration of the park. 


Our overall aims are to:

  • engage with a wider range of people with the park through our programme of activities and events
  • restore Kingswood Park by enhancing and replacing built heritage (buildings or structures of historic value) 
  • create and improve the landscape and access for a wider range of people


Our outline activities plan aims to:

  • engage a wider range of people with the heritage
  • give people a space to thrive
  • make Kingswood a better place to live, work and visit
  • give people opportunities to develop their skills
  • increase positive environmental impacts and reduce negative environmental impacts

Built heritage

We aim to restore and enhance built heritage by:

  • repairing retaining walls, gate pillars, gates and railings
  • enhancing cemetery boundary including new planting, fence and access to the Holy Trinity Churchyard
  • enhancing the main park entrance

Lost heritage

We aim to replace lost heritage features by:

  • making the amphitheatre space accessible
  • improving park facilities
  • creating services for a new refreshment facility (view our concept ideas)
  • building a new play area (for all ages including children and young people with disabilities)
  • improving outdoor learning spaces

Landscape, biodiversity and habitats

We aim to create and improve landscape, biodiversity and habitats by:

  • changing the amphitheatre space to make it accessible with a covered canopy area and electric bike charging point
  • enhancing the landscape with improved biodiversity including pollinator planting, wildflower meadow creation, enhanced wetland and new community orchard
  • improving biodiversity
  • tree planting


We aim to improve access for a wider range of people by:

  • creating a full park circuit
  • resurfacing all paths
  • implementing recommendations from Kingswood Park Access Plan
  • creating disabled parking provision including levelling, resurfacing and electric charging points
  • adding a changing places toilet and changing facility

Other improvements

Other improvements we aim to make are adding:

  • recycling bins
  • entrance and internal signage
  • benches and seating
  • community growing area and orchard in the Holy Trinity Churchyard

The environmental impacts of the park will be reduced and positive steps taken to adapt to the challenges of climate change.

Next steps

Our next steps are:

  • to work in partnership with Friends of Kingswood Park and Kingswood Community.
  • set up a project steering group
  • provide updates of the project’s progress

Get involved

If you or your group use Kingswood Park and have ideas for projects that will encourage more people to enjoy the park contact us by:

More information

For more information you can read our Kingswood Park Plan that was submitted with our development phase funding application.

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