There are many local parks in South Gloucestershire with a range of activities and events for families to enjoy.
As well as offering a free space for all, many of these parks host a wide range of programmes and events, such as gardening groups, walking for health, fitness boot camps, parkruns, buggy fit, clean up events, wildlife walks and community events.
- National parks and gardens
- Parks with play areas
- Skate parks
- Historic parks and gardens
- Page Park
- Kingswood Park
- Coronation Park
- Kingsgate Park
- Elm Park
- Scott Park
- Emersons Green Village Park
Parks and Gardens UK website is a free online resource for parks and gardens nationally. You can search for parks and gardens in and around South Gloucestershire and learn about their history and heritage.
South Gloucestershire council’s website provides a list of parks with playgrounds and play areas that are maintained by the council.
Skate and bike facilities can provide a valuable outlet for young people. These facilities allow young people to practice and develop their skills, socialise with their friends in a safe environment and keep fit.
For a list of skate parks in South Gloucestershire visit the council’s website on skate parks. Local town and parish councils may look after skate parks on other sites. Contact your local town or parish council for details.
Historic parks and gardens are important places of local history or of the history of gardening or horticulture. They are also enjoyable and rewarding places to visit as a family. Historic parks and gardens can be either nationally recognised or of local importance.
Nationally registered parks
Historic England compiles and maintains the register of parks and gardens of special historical interest in England. There are eight registered sites in South Gloucestershire. The Historic England website has more details.
Locally important parks and gardens in South Gloucestershire
In addition to the nationally important parks and gardens there are a number of other parks or gardens of local importance to South Gloucestershire.
These make a valuable contribution to the heritage, environment and local distinctiveness of the area and are wonderful places to visit. See the websites below for more information:
- Historic Environment Record contains information on all known heritage sites including parks and gardens
- The Avon Gardens Trust holds information on local parks and gardens
Page Park is an award winning, Green Flag accredited, welcoming green space for the Staple Hill community. Visitors can enjoy events, activities and quality facilities. Page Park has public toilets, a café, tennis courts, bowls club, sport pitches and play provision for children of all ages. For more information visit the council’s website for information on opening hours, access and activities held at the park , or the Friends of Page Park group website for more details of events at the park
Address: Broad Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5PJ.
Kingswood Park is an urban park with a mixture of facilities for leisure, recreation and sport. This includes a play area, tennis courts, public toilets, bowls club and sports pitches. The park hosts many community events throughout the year. Past events have included South Gloucestershire’s 2019 Armed Forces Day.
Address: High Street, Kingswood, BS15 4AD.
Facilities include a play area, café and community room and sports pitches. There is also a programme of groups and events throughout the year.
For more information see the website Information on activities at Coronation Park.
Address: Park Road, Cadbury Heath, BS30 8EB.
Facilities include a large play area, café, lake and model boat racing. There is also a programme of groups and events throughout the year.
For more information see the Yate town council website.
Address: Stanshawes Court Drive, Yate, BS37 4EA.
Facilities include a BMX track, skate park, play area, boules piste, and sports pitches.
Address: Elm Park, Filton (Adjacent to Filton Leisure Centre), BS34 7PS.
Facilities include a large play area with accessible play equipment, sports and social club, football and cricket pitches, a floodlit netball court and 5-a-side football areas.
For more information see the Patchway town council website.
Address: Coniston road, Patchway, BS34 5JR.
Facilities include toddler and junior play areas and access to local shops.
Address: Off St Lukes Close, Emersons Green, BS16 7AL