All Parks & Open Spaces​

From sports fields and playgrounds to formally managed parks and natural landscapes, the city of Gloucester boasts a rich diversity of publicly accessible open spaces.

Gloucester’s open spaces provide residents and visitors with opportunities for formal and informal recreation, and daily contact with nature. Open spaces also form part of a vital biodiversity network, providing habitat for wildlife and bringing the countryside into the heart of the city. Over the next five years the council will be embarking on an exciting programme of biodiversity and habitat improvement schemes aimed at making our green spaces even more wildlife friendly.

Alma Place

Alney Island

Armscroft Park

Baneberry Road

Barnwood Arboretum

Bakers Field

Bristol Road

Clock Tower Park​ ​​​

Coney Hill Park​

Druids Oak

Duncroft Road open space

Evans Walk

Field Court Drive

Glevum Way Park

Gloucester Park

Green Farm Orchard

Greyhound Gardens​ O​pen Space

Hempsted Meadows

Hillfield Gardens


Hucclecote Meadows SSSI

Hempsted Recreation Ground

Holmleigh Park

King George V Playing Field

Lobleys Drive Open Space

Longlevens Playing Field

Manor Park

Milton Avenue

Napier Street

Parry Road

Paygrove Lane

Quedgeley Arboretum

Randwick Park

Robinswood Hill

Saintbridge Pond

Scott Avenue

Sebert Street Open Space

St. James Park

The Oaks 

The Lannett

Tuffley Park

Woolstrop Way

Waterwells Play Area

Further details of countryside sites in the city can be found on our Habitat and Countryside pages.

Open space strategy

The Open Space Strategy for Gloucester (2021-2026) was approved in February 2021. The document sets out information on the city’s parks and open spaces and includes an action plan identifying priorities for shaping and managing the spaces in the future.​

Open Space Approved Strategy (PDF, 4.2 MB) 

Organising an event or booking a sports pitch on council land

Find out more information if you want to organise an event or book a sports pitch on land owned by the council.

​Small areas of unadopted/unowned/unmanaged areas of land

There are small areas of land throughout the city that often as part of the development process have not been taken on by a public body or management company. These areas can become a nuisance because they over grow the highway or indeed someone else’s private property. They may just appear untidy and unkempt.

Sometimes the best way forward is for an individual or community group to take ownership. If this is something you think you may wish to pursue, then please contact the Environmental Planning Manager on 396829 who will be able to advise you on how to go about it. If there is an overriding public safety or highway reason then the City or County Council may take it on, again contact the Environmental Planning Manager for more information.

Dog fouling

Information about dog fouling and how to report it can be found on the dog fouling page.

Metal Detectors

The use of metal detectors is prohibited on all  parks and open spaces belonging to Gloucester City Council.