Below the Royal Crescent and stretching over 57 acres, this park of many parts has something for everyone regardless of age.
The Park was formed in 1829 and formally opened in 1830. It was named after the 11 year old Princess Victoria, (the first ever park to carry her name) visiting Bath at the time. Royal Victoria Park was privately run until 1921 when it was taken over by the Bath Corporation. Overlooked by the Royal Crescent, its 57 acres were originally laid out as an arboretum, and even today it contains a superb collection of trees. Furthermore, there are some fine Ornaments, a bird aviary, beautiful bedding displays, a boating pond, tennis courts, a bowling green, and 12 and 18 hole approach golf courses. A pond provides the perfect place to float model boats and the old park tradition of duck feeding. Among children the unique and incredible children’s play area is very popular. It includes thrilling and imaginative equpiment grouped roughly according to age group. There are slides, swings, elaborate climbing frames, a sand pit, tunnel slides, a large tyre swing and much more. A skateboard area satisfies the needs of any budding skating pro.