Using Cheltenham’s parks and staying safe

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted at Step 4 you are encouraged to be cautious 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 keep yourself and others stay 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

Visit our main Covid-19 information page for further information

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.

Enforcement in parks and open spaces

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

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.