Using Cheltenham’s parks during COVID-19 Tier 2 restrictions

Under Tier 2 restrictions, our green spaces remain open for you to use, however you must follow social distancing rules and the advice below.

To stay safe, you must:

  • take hygiene precautions when you are outside
  • wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
  • keep at least two meters apart from anyone outside your household or support bubble at all times
  • take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities
  • not meet in a group of more than six friends or family. This limit of six includes children of any age.
    • You can meet in a group larger than six if you are all from the same household or support bubble or another legal exemption applies.

What's open:

  • All parks and green spaces
  • Cafes at Central Cross in Pittville, Montpellier Gardens, Hatherley Park and Burrows in Leckhampton for takeaway service only
  • Toilets in Pittville Park and Montpellier Gardens
  • Fishing at Pittville Park
  • Childrens play areas
  • Skate/bike facilities
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • Tennis at Montpellier Gardens and Pittville Park
  • Multi use ball courts (fenced off tarmac areas for football and basketball)
  • Golf at Pittville Park

Visit our main Covid-19 information page

Thank you for your co-operation.

Cheltenham has been described as "a town within a park". The beauty and picturesque sights of Cheltenham continue to attract visitors from countries all over the world. For many years people have enjoyed the beauty of Cheltenham's parks, open spaces and general greenery of the town.

Many of our parks have management plans which detail how we will maintain, manage and develop the parks and gardens.

Knight, Kavanagh & Page was commissioned in 2016 to produce an open spaces study. View all the documents associated with the study.


orange, yellow, pink and red flowers in long grass

Urban greening

Projects to improve urban green space

Seasonal bedding

Seasonal bedding takes place across the numerous flower beds within our parks and gardens. Usually summer bedding takes place in May and June and spring bedding takes place in October. However, this is dependent on weather conditions.