Parks and Gardens

Truro City Council is responsible for maintaining various parks and open spaces throughout the City. The main parks are Victoria Gardens, in the City centre beside the River Kenwyn, and Boscawen Park situated one mile from Trafalgar roundabout along the river towards Malpas; all sporting facilities available to hire are based at Boscawen Park. Truro City Council’s Parks department is responsible for play areas throughout the City; Hendra play and skate park, Tremorvah and Redannick playing fields as well as Boscawen and Victoria Park. These parks are equipped with swings, slides and other types of children’s play equipment. The Parks department is also responsible for maintaining the grounds in Truro Public Cemetery and Kenwyn Churchyard (for information relating to burials please go to the cemeteries page). 

Truro City Council’s Parks department is responsible for the floral planting displays and hanging baskets you see on all approaches into Truro and around the City Centre (for more information on our summer planting service please click here). These displays not only bring a feel good factor to the City for people who live, work and visit, but enable the City to enter the South West in Bloom competition run by the Royal Horticulture Society. Truro has received great success in this competition click here for more information. Truro City Council also holds their own ‘Gardens & Allotments’ competition for local residents at the end of June each year.

Truro is fortunate to have an 18 acre wildlife area situated off Moresk Road called Daubuz Moors and a volunteer community tree warden, Richard Argall. Richard can be contacted by email –


Truro City Council currently operates approximately 70 allotment plots and more land has been earmarked to increase this number. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, or check your position on the current list, please contact the parks department and leave your contact details and preferred allotment site – 01872 245502/08 or email – 

Annual Garden and Allotments Competition

The Garden and Allotments Competition takes place every summer and encourages residents to help make our city into a green and pleasant place to live, work, and visit. 

Judging for the 2022 competition took place on Friday 1st July, thank you to all who entered. 

Click here to view the results.

Boscawen Park is located alongside the Truro river

Here you will find a newly refurbished children’s natural play area with swings, slides, climbing equipment and sandpits. Boscawen Park is a large open space with formal floral bedding displays and the perfect place for small children to cycle, scoot and enjoy the outdoors. Boscawen Park provides perfect outdoor entertainment for all ages.  For more information please follow the Friends of Boscawen Park on Facebook.

In the park there are eight tennis courts, three football pitches and a cricket pitch available to hire during the year. To book tennis courts please click here

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

Dogs on leads are welcome and can be exercised along the riverside walk which runs around the outer periphery of the park next to Truro River. There is also a specially created dog exercise area at the top end of the tennis courts. 

Other facilities include:

  • Cafe

  • Toilets

  • Exercise equipment

  • Woodlands

  • Table Tennis