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Parks update - COVID-19

Our parks are all open as usual, but the following facilities are closed from 5 January, in line with the government’s new COVID-19 restrictions: all outdoor sports venues, including football, tennis and basketball courts; grass and astro-turf pitches, outdoor gyms and cricket nets.

Opening times

All of our parks are open 365 days a year (including Christmas and New Years Day).

Opening times

All parks with gates open by 7.30 am daily.   

Closing times

Closing times varies throughout the year, but it's usually at sunset that you must vacate our parks. You can find monthly closing times in the table below.


Closing Times


5 pm


6 pm

March (GMT*)

6.30 pm

March (BST*)

8 pm


8.30 pm


9 pm


9.30 pm


9.30 pm


9 pm


8 pm

October (BST*)

7 pm

October (GMT*)

5 pm


5 pm


4.30 pm

*GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) - times stated are valid until the clocks go forward one hour in March and from when the clocks go back one hour in October.

*BST (British Summer Time) - times stated are valid from when the clocks go forward one hour in March and until the clocks go back one hour in October.

Page last updated: 11 September 2018

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