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.

Naunton Park closures

Please be aware that the play area, multi-use games area and the car park at Naunton Park will be closed on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September to enable safe access to the rear of Naunton Park primary school for temporary classroom delivery.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) schemeThe Queen's Green Canopy logo

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Find out more about the Queen's Green Canopy scheme


Urban greening

We have a number of on-going projects to help improve urban green spaces.

Enforcement in parks and open spaces

Report dog issues, anti-social behaviour, graffiti, littering/fly-tipping, public space protection order breaches.

Metal detecting on council land

We do not permit metal detecting on publicly owned land except where a metal detecting survey is part of an approved archaeological investigation.

Find out more about metal detecting on council land

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.

Using Cheltenham’s parks and staying safe

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted, you are encouraged to be cautious to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

To keep yourself and others safe, please consider the following:

  • take hygiene precautions when you are outside
  • wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
  • take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities
  • be cautious and consider the government guidance on risks associated with Covid-19

Thank you for your co-operation.