Riverside Gardens

Riverside Gardens is a new public space which will form a key gateway to the flagship Forge Island leisure development and wider town centre. The introduction of additional green spaces and play, with connections to the river and nature is a major part of the vision for the town centre.

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Riverside Gardens will cover Market Street and Domine Lane, with a prime focus on pedestrian access along and into Riverside Gardens. With the pedestrianisation of Domine Lane, the aim is to form an entrance leading to Riverside Gardens and Forge Island from the town centre.

Proposals for Riverside Gardens

  • A series of soft landscaped terraces
  • Accessible routes from Market Street and Domine Lane
  • Natural play for children
  • The creation of a riverside walk along the River Don
  • Artwork along the riverside walk
  • New seating and dwell spaces for visitors to relax and enjoy the views

Riverside Gardens is funded by the government’s Future High Streets Fund. The award was based on transforming an underused and unattractive surface car park into a vibrant new park. Further investment in the project was secured through the government’s Levelling up Fund, which has allowed the gardens to be expanded across Market Street, with improved links along Domine Lane and Corporation Street.