Kingsway Gardens

Kingsway Gardens is an impressive park located at the western entrance to the industrial garden town of Scunthorpe.  These mature eco-friendly gardens have many interesting and beautiful features interlaced with a network of meandering footpaths. The green open space, the wildlife and colour all year round make this an ideal location for families to visit and enjoy.

The Gardens can be accessed by car from Doncaster Road via Cliff Closes Road. Visitors can also park a short distance away at North Lindsey College on the A18 Kingsway Road. It is also easily accessible to cyclists and pedestrians visiting Central Park or following the Sustrans cycle route which runs north to south across Scunthorpe, linking to Cliff Closes Road by crossing the Kingsway.

In 2017, Kingsway Gardens gained the prestigious Green Flag Award for the tenth successive time, in recognition of the high standard of maintenance achieved by the dedicated team of gardeners.

The seasonal bedding schemes are a most striking feature of the gardens, providing superb displays all year round. In the summer months they are a blaze of colour, complimented by areas of wild flower planting, much appreciated by visitors to the park and residents alike. In response to requests from visitors enquiring about the planting in the gardens, a seasonal bedding list is displayed on the notice board.

There is a modern well equipped children’s playground for two to 14 year olds, which was upgraded with new equipment and safety surfacing in 2011. Dogs are excluded from the playground. Kingsway Gardens is a safe, family friendly park which is ideal for children to explore and for family picnics.

The elevated viewing area is the most prominent feature in Kingsway Gardens and a fitting place for the flag pole, proudly flying the green flag. From the viewing area all aspects of the park can be seen and appreciated, as well as the surrounding area across the river Trent towards the Isle of Axholme. This is an ideal location for taking photographs of the family and the gardens.

Bat and bird boxes are located in the trees bordering the gardens to provide an improved habitat and to encourage wildlife into the park. Visitors can expect to see and hear a variety of wild birds nesting and feeding in the park. There is an abundance of insects to be found in gardens and the areas planted with wild flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators. Urban foxes, squirrels, rabbits and hedgehogs can also be seen in the gardens.

Friends group

Any local residents and park users who are interested in forming a friends group to support and develop Kingsway Gardens should contact our Customer Contact Centre for information and details of support available.


We welcome donations of memorial benches and specimen trees, spring bulbs and bedding plants in our parks. Please contact our Customer Contact Centre for details.


Kingsway Gardens is available to hire for events large and small subject to approval. Please contact the Customer Contact Centre for details of the booking procedure and prices.

Opening hours


The gardens are accessible to the public at all times.


Summer: 8am to 8pm
Winter: 9am to 4:30pm