The Walks as an historic urban park is formally significant at the following levels:
Locally: There are no known similar historic landscapes within the county and no other historic public landscapes in the town of King's Lynn. It is a much loved and valued site. The entire parkland lies within the King's Lynn Conservation Area.
Regionally: Norfolk Landscape Archaeology have identified elements of the site as 'part of one of the most complete systems of earthwork town defences in eastern England'.
Nationally: This Grade II registered landscape includes a Scheduled Ancient Monument/Grade 1 listed building and Grade II* and II listed structures - all designations identifying national significance.