Using Cheltenham’s parks during COVID-19 lockdown

Our green spaces remain open for you to take your daily exercise. The safety of all our visitors, staff and the entire community is our top priority at this time, so do not stay any longer than it takes to complete your exercise.

In order for us to keep our parks open safely for everyone, it is really important that everyone follows the government’s guidelines to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community and to protect older people and vulnerable adults.

During this time cafes, toilets, play areas, and recreational facilities will remain closed. Do not try to use them.

  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 2 meters away from each other
  • Groups of more than two people not from the same household are banned, and will be dispersed
  • Wash hands before and after visiting the park
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay at home if you feel unwel
  • Make sure your litter is disposed of carefully
  • Do not take non-essential car journeys to take exercise, walk from home

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.