Kearsney Abbey Park and Russell Gardens


Type:Municipal Park

Alkham Road, Temple Ewell, DOVER, Kent, CT16 3DZ

Tel: 01304 872458

Kearsney Parks, Dover - Credit Dover District Council


Enjoy an afternoon out at the popular Kearsney Parks - Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens – located on the outskirts of Dover. 

Once part of grand country houses and estates, the parks are beautiful open spaces for the public to enjoy. Restored in 2020 as part of a £3m investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Community Fund, renovations included refurbishments to the café, enhanced children’s play area and a Changing Places facility

The ornamental lake, riverbanks and landscaped park make a wonderful outdoor space that everyone can enjoy. 

The parks are holders of the prestigious Green Flag Award.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Free to visit



  • Disabled persons toilet


  • Cafe
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Indoor children’s play area - (Kearsney Abbey)
  • Outdoor children’s play area - (Russell Gardens)

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge)


Map & Directions

Road Directions

You’ll find Kearsney Parks just over two miles north west of Dover town centre in the Alkham Valley, which is within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Opening Times

* Open dusk to dawn

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