I love living in Truro (#ourgreatlittlecity) and Boscawen Park is one of the many places that make it great. If you live here and have kids I’m sure you know it well. If you’re visiting Truro with kids, this is where the running around, cycling, climbing, etc happens.
The fantastic play park was new in 2015, thanks to The Friends of Boscawen Park. Our favourites are the sand pit, zip wire and tube slide. I’m sure most of the children in Truro have learned to ride their bikes at Boscawen Park. The paths are wide and smooth and often busy with kids on wheels of some sort. This year it was Eldest’s turn. After practising at Lanhydrock a while back he turned a corner so to speak and really got the hang of it. Just the brakes to master now.
There is a small cafe with indoor and outdoor seating near the car park. Across the road next to the duck pond is Trennick Mill restaurant which seems to be doing more recently to suit the family crowd. It’s a short walk around the duck pond and one we used to do a lot when the kids were smaller. There is a footpath at the far end which connects some of the lanes and paths towards St Clement and Malpas.
You can follow the riverside path around the outside of the park for a small circuit, or continue on beside the road to Sunny Corner which has a small slipway and a few boats moored up. We once put our canoe in the water here in the pre-children past. The Sunny Corner Conservation group have spent time caring for this place. Great to see community spirit in action. From here you can walk on to Malpas and The Heron Inn or take some of the footpaths that lead up and over the hill.
There are bookable tennis courts, free table tennis tables (just bring your bat and ball), football and cricket pitches and a basketball hoop near the play park.
The flowers here are always beautiful, especially so coming up to Truro in Bloom. Truro has an impressive trophy count and has taken prizes in the last 6 years running. Well deserved I say.
It’s all pushchair friendly, parking is easy and there are toilets. Not sure if it’s just me, but it does sometimes have it’s own climate down here with a wind that blows up from the river. Take an extra layer, or get chasing the kids around!
See you there!