Using Cheltenham’s parks from 29 March 2021

Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on 29 March. You can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to two households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.

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
  • 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

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.

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.

Vendor opportunity

We are exploring the commercial viability of using our parks and popular locations to provide services to the public

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.