King’s Stairs Gardens is a unique and beautiful green space, one of the few remaining riverside parks in central London with superb river views. It is situated within the Edward III's Rotherhithe convervation area, is part of the Thames Path and the Jubilee Greenway, and a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. It is principally used for recreation by a wide cross-section of the local community; and for children's play both within the fully equipped play area and without. It is frequently used for sports and games, nature initiatives and community events. It is a public open space, freely accessible by all (including disabled) 24/7, well managed and maintained by Southwark Council's Parks Department. The park contributes to an unbroken green corridor from Surrey Quays to the Thames. The Jubilee Stone by the riverside walkway commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It replaced an earlier stone unveiled by The Queen on her Silver Jubilee in 1977.