Using Cheltenham’s parks from 17 May 2021

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 17 May. You can meet outdoors in a group of up to 30 and you are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the government guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Our green spaces remain open for you to use and outdoor facilities have re-opened.

To stay safe, you must:

  • 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
  • exercise caution and consider the government guidance on risks associated with COVID-19

What's open:

  • All parks and green space
  • 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
  • Childrens play areas
  • Skate/bike facilities
  • Adult fitness equipment
  • Tennis at Montpellier Gardens and Pittville Park
  • Grass football pitches
  • Multi use ball courts (fenced off tarmac areas for football and basketball)
  • Golf at Pittville Park

What's closed:

Visit our main Covid-19 information page

Thank you for your co-operation.

Rat poison in public spaces

We have recently received reports of rodent bait and bait boxes which have been irresponsibly placed by individuals in public spaces, quite often where people walk their dogs.  We are investigating this and are asking people to be aware and extra vigilant whilst walking their dogs.

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.

Urban greening

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

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.