Park information

Wide lawn leading to a row of trees

Green flag award logoHatherley Park is a charming ornamental garden of around 3 hectares. It is one of Cheltenham's six Green Flag Award parks, having held the award since 2007. There is strong support from the Friends of Hatherley Park group.


The main feature of Hatherley Park is the lake. Many of our visitors come to feed the ducks and enjoy a little peace and tranquility. We ask that you feed the ducks with grain, rather than bread, as it is better for 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 is a fenced area for infants and younger children. Adjacent to this is an area with equipment designed for older children. There is also a basketball hoop.

Hatherley Park has a junior football pitch.

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. Find bus information here.


Street parking is available on Hatherley Court Road (northern entrance) and Bournside Road (southern entrance).


Hatherley Park has two discreet entrances, noticable by the green park railings and interpretation boards just within the park. Both entrances are suitable for wheelchair users, although the entrance from Hatherley Court Road does have a gentle slope down to the main park area.