Hatherley Park is a charming ornamental park made up of around 3 hectares of parkland which is entirely surrounded by houses. One of Cheltenham's four Green Flag Award parks, it has held the award since 2007 and has strong support from the Friends of Hatherley Park group.
Our bench sponsorship scheme is available in this park.
The main feature of Hatherley Park is the lake. Many of our visitors come to feed the ducks and enjoy the tranquility of this popular park. We ask that you feed the ducks with grain rather than bread as it is better for both the ducks and their environment. Grain is available from most pet shops including Newman and Bloodworth on Bath Road and Tivoli Trading on Andover Road.
In the park you will find a number of interesting mature specimen trees and shrubs. Some of these mature trees line the main path and provide a stunning array of autumn colour. Species include gingko biloba, hornbeam, willow and a number of species of birch. Find out more about the park's flora and fauna.
The park has 2 children's play areas, one of which is a fenced area for infants and young children. Just outside the fenced play area is equipment designed for juniors and older children, plus an area for teenagers with a basketball post.
Hatherley also has a junior football pitch and changing rooms.
In 2005 a small wildlife pond was created close to the original lake.
Travelling to the park:
The 97/98, 94U and 10 bus routes have stops within 5 minutes walking distance of the park. View a map of Cheltenham bus routes.
Street parking is available on Hatherley Court Road, which is the northern entrance and also on Bournside Road, the southern entrance.
Hatherley Park has two discreet entrances, only noticable by the green park railing and interpretation boards just within the park. Both park entrances are suitable for wheelchair users, although the entrance from Hatherley Court Road does have a gentle slope down to the main park area.