Kings Park is one of Stirling's best-used recreation areas. Historically the park was used as the hunting ground for the Royal Court at Stirling.

Facilities:

  • Floodlit skate park and BMX track - includes a variety of ramps and grind rails
  • Play area suitable for all ages - please note the water play only operates during summer months
  • Outdoor gym equipment - 12 pieces of equipment are located in the park, this is the only park in Stirling to have such a facility.  The facility is free and is suitable for users 14 years or over, offering the opportunity to exercise in the outdoors
  • Tennis courts
  • Sports fields
  • Peace of mind garden
  • Toilets
  • Coffee/ice cream kiosk (please note this facility is only open during summer months)
  • Picnic tables and seating
  • Walks
  • Drinking fountain - located near the main entrance to the park, the fountain dates from early to the mid 20th century. The fountain is the only known example of this unique design, produced by the Lion Foundry I Kirkintilloch.

All the paths within the park are a sealed surface and suitable for all users. The informal path network in the wider park is not sealed and of varying steepness and therefore not suitable for wheelchair users. The path network that follows the boundary of the park provides you with great views of Stirling Castle, the city skyline and views of the Ochil Hills, Hillfoots, Cambusbarron and Gillies Hill. A large area of the park is a golf course, please keep to the paths. Various trees, wildflowers and wildlife can be seen along the way. 

Kings Park is within easy walking distance of many points of interest including The Smith Art Gallery, Kings Knot (also known as the Cup and Saucer), Black Boy fountain and the historic streets of Stirling leading to the castle.

A Scenic Circular Walk

  • Start at the Black Boy fountain at the beginning of the town.
  • Walk along Kings Park Road for 1/3 mile, until you come to the main entrance gates into the Kings Park
  • Walkthrough the park, past the play areas, tennis courts, bandstand and skate park.
  • Make your way up the hill at the back of the park, until you come to a red gravel path, follow along to the right.
  • You will already get great views of the castle and the city skyline, with the Ochil Hills and the Hillfoots off to the right.
    The other way, you will get views of Cambusbarron and Gillies Hill and over towards Bannockburn.
  • A large area of this scenic park is a golf course. The path isn't obvious in places and can be muddy when there's been a lot of rain.
  • The slopes at the back of the park are rocky and overgrown, with plenty of trees, wildflowers and rabbits.
  • Turn to the right at the far corner of the park. As you start to walk down towards the golf clubhouse, you will view along the Touch Hills towards Gargunnock, over the Carse and towards Doune and Bridge of Allan.
  • On this section of the path, you will see a metal fence and signs warning you not to climb over or go near the edge as there is a sheer drop on the other side.
  • Make your way down past the club house, back to the main entrance and return to the start of the walk at the Black Boy Fountain.