Friends of Eastville Park have secured funding for updating the upper park play area and are gathering feedback from children age 8-16 on what equipment should be built. Follow the survey monkey link to have your say:

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KVSYBQJ

Planning your visit

Eastville Park is a large Victorian park with a range of facilities 2 miles north-east of Bristol city centre. It is a great place to relax surrounded by a spacious and diverse landscape. There is a large ornamental lake, tennis courts, bowling green, children’s play area, woodlands and wildflower meadows. It connects via the lovely Frome Valley Walkway, to Snuff Mills and Oldbury Court Estate. It is the reason why many people choose to live in Eastville and Fishponds.

There is a lot of space for picnics and barbecues but please:

  • Put any disposable barbecues on a heatproof surface – not directly on the grass
  • Take all your waste home with you

There are limited bins in the park for small waste items and dog poo, any rubbish left in bags next to bins is likely to be raided by animals before the council teams can collect it.

On this site, you can learn more about the park’s history, its unique wildlife or some of the amazing events happening in the park. You can also browse some stunning photography and find new ways to get involved in local groups.

This website is hosted and run by Friends of Eastville Park.

How to get here

On foot

Enter the park from Fishponds Road or follow the Frome Valley Walkway to enter the park.

By Bus

Use First Bus routes 5, 17, 24, 48, 48a, or 49 all stop near to the park.

By Bike

Use the Bristol to Bath railway path and exit at Whitehall. Follow signs to Greenbank cemetery and follow paths to Eastville. Cross at the lights and enter the park off Fishponds Road. There are a few spaces to lock your bike near the car park.

By Car

Head towards Fishponds Road and turn onto Oakdene Avenue. Take first left onto Park Avenue (BS5 6QL) and see the small car park ahead. Please car share where possible.

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Facilities

Eastville park is home to a wide-range of leisure activities, including:

  • fishing lake
  • dog-free playground for under 15s with basketball area
  • play area for under 12s
  • three¬†football pitches
  • Multi-Use Games Area – no booking required
  • Bookable tennis court
  • Sri Chinmoy peace mile one mile running circuit
  • one bowling green
  • Bins for small rubbish items – please take any party or picnic waste home
  • Toilets near the carpark – now open!

Lawn Bowling

There is a beautiful enclosed bowling green hidden away in the upper park. The bowling team Eastville park bowls club, play from the start of April to the end of September. The game is one of skill that takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. Each ball has a weighted bias to allow the ball to curve towards the Jack, and the closest balls to the Jack score the most points.

There has been a bowling team at Eastville Park since 1910, originally playing on 2 greens. Only one green is active at the moment next to the historical buildings.

If you would like to try the game of bowls, come and join in on an open day where you can try the game for free and be taught by the current team.

Upcoming Open Days:

September 26th and 27th 2020

Bowling is an inexpensive and enjoyable lawn game that gets you moving while enjoying life in the slow lane. Despite having a reputation as being for pensioners, anyone can play, and you move more than you would imagine!

For more information contact eastvillebowls@gmail.com

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