Parks and Gardens

Truro City Council is responsible for maintaining various parks and open spaces throughout the City. The main park is based at Victoria Gardens beside the River Kenwyn.

Our large main open space is based one mile from the Trafalgar roundabout heading towards Malpas on the river at Boscawen Park. All of our sporting facilities available to hire are based at Boscawen Park.

Truro City Council's Parks department is responsible for many play areas throughout the City centre. Hendra play park and Hendra skate park, Boscawen Park, Tremorvah playing field and Redannick playing field. These are all laid out with a selection of swings, slides, roundabouts, climbing frames etc.

Truro is also fortunate to have an 18 acre wildlife area situated off Moresk Road called Daubuz Moors.

Truro City Parks department is responsible for all the floral planting displays and hanging baskets you will see on all the approaches to Truro and in around the City Centre. For more information on our summer planting service please click here. All these displays not only bring a feel good factor to the City for people who live, work and visit, it also enables the City to enter the South West in Bloom competition run by the Royal Horticulture Society. Truro has had great success in the past winning many items of silver ware. Click here for more information. We also hold our own Annual Gardens & Allotments Competition each year.

Truro City Council operates 74 allotment plots in Truro which are fully let. We currently have a waiting list of over 100 people awaiting allotment plots. However we are actively seeking new allotment land and working with the newly formed Cornwall Council to secure a new potential site.

Truro Parks department is also responsible for Truro Cemetery and Kenwyn Churchyard for more information please click here.

Truro is very fortunate to have a volunteer community tree warden, Richard Argall. Richard can be contacted by email

Band stand

Flower beds

Boscawen Park

Boscawen Park is located alongside the Truro river.

The favourite park of Truro's children, here you will find a newly refurbished children's natural play area with swings, slides, climbing equipment and sandpits as well as perfect place for small children to cycle, scoot and enjoy the open space.  Perfect entertainment for all ages.  Dogs are welcome on leads. 

At Boscawen Park you will find a more traditional park, an open space with formal floral bedding displays . There are sporting faciltites consisting of 8 tennis courts, 3 football pitches and a cricket pitch, all available for hire through the year. 

The new play area opened in July 2015 and now consists of a large area consisting of many outdoor climbing games, trails, swings and slides. For more information please follow the Friends of Boscawen Park on Facebook. 

On the opposite side of the road at Trennick Mill there is the duck pond which is laid out to shrub and herbaceous borders and maintained with wildlife in mind. 

Dogs can be exercised along the riverside walk which runs around the outer periphery of the park next to the Truro River. Or you can throw a ball in the specially created dog exercise area at the top end of the tennis courts. 

Other facilities include:

  • Cafe

  • Toilets

  • Exercise Equipment

  • Woodlands

  • Table Tennis

To book the tennis courts please contact  Truro City Council  or call 01872 274766.


Boscawen Park

flower bed