Boscawen Park

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Boscawen Park is located alongside the Truro river.

The favourite park of Truro’s children, here you will find the 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.  


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

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 in the Park (in its new location next to the table tennis tables) open 7 days a week, 8.30am – 7pm during the Spring & Summer for takeaway teas, coffees & snacks
  • Toilets – open 
  • Exercise Equipment 
  • Woodlands
  • Table Tennis 
  • Duck pond 
  • Tennis courts available to hire. Click here for further information.   You are reminded that normally pay & play users can book up to 7 days in advance & annual household members up to 14 days in advance.
  • Dogs are welcome on leads. 

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