Using Cheltenham’s parks during COVID-19 lockdown

Our green spaces remain open for you to use. You may spend time outdoors, including exercise, alone, with your household, or with one person who is not in your household as long as you stay two meters apart. You may exercise more than once per day.

The risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors is considered to be low as long as people maintain social distancing.

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 at all times
  • take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities

What is open:

  • All parks and green space
  • Multi use ball courts and skate/bike facilities
  • Tennis at Montpellier Gardens and Pittville Park. Please book online.
  • Cafes at Central Cross in Pittville, and Montpellier Gardens for takeaway service only
  • Toilets in Pittville Park and Montpellier Gardens
  • Fishing at Pittville Park

What is not open:

  • Childrens play areas
  • Golf at Pittville Park
  • Adult fitness equipment

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.