Cheltenham Borough Council has re-opened some facilities in its parks and green spaces, in line with the latest government advice.

Image - Pittville Pumproom (the building will remain closed).

This includes ball courts (also known as MUGAs), skate and bike ramps.  The tennis courts in Pittville and Montpellier are open for household groups to use from tomorrow (Saturday 16 May). One court in Pittville will remain closed to ensure that the areas do not get too busy and that social distancing can be adhered to. These facilities can be used with members of your household, or one other person while staying two metres apart. Clear signage will be displayed in all areas reiterating government rules on social distancing.

Please note that in line with government advice, children’s play areas and outdoor fitness stations will remain closed, as will public toilets and cafes within the parks. 

Image - Pittville Playground. All playgrounds will remain closed, in line with the latest Government advice. 

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment said: 

‘’The government has now removed the restriction of only one period of exercise per day, as such families will have greater opportunity to spend time across the wide range of parks and open spaces Cheltenham has to offer.  In line with the latest government advice, we are pleased to be able to open up some of our facilities such as ball courts and bike ramps, however we urge people to stay alert, socialise with their household or one other person only and respect social distancing measures.

Children’s play areas remain closed and we will only consider re-opening them when advised to do so by central government.’’

As we all work together to reduce the spread of Covid-19 & protect our community we ask everyone who is visiting Cheltenham parks and open spaces to maintain social distancing, keeping at least 2m (6.5ft) from each other.  The council will continue to monitor the position.  We are in this together.


For more information about the restrictions in place in our local parks please visit the Cheltenham Borough Council website.

Click here for more information about Cheltenham Parks and Gardens.  

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