Parks: changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Parks: changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

How you should behave in parks and which park facilities are closed.

What you should and shouldn’t do when using Bristol parks

You should:

  • keep 2 metres away from other people at all times
  • leave the park if it’s too busy
  • keep dogs under control at all times
  • respect park staff

Read more about what you can and can't do in parks and outdoor public spaces on GOV.UK.

Don't go to a park if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Stay at home and self-isolate.

Park facilities

Some park facilities are closed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

In line with government guidance, we’re looking at how we can reopen these facilities and make sure that staff and citizens stay safe. We’ll update this page when facilities are open. 

Closed facilites

Closed facilities include:

  • Blaise Nursery retail outlet
  • Bristol City Council run park cafes and kiosks at Ashton Court, Blaise Estate, Oldbury Court Estate, Canford Park, St George Park and Hengrove Play Park
  • toilets on all sites
  • Hengrove Play Park play equipment
  • Cabot Tower
  • St Andrews Park paddling pool
  • Netham pavilion
  • Ashton Court miniature railway 
  • bowling greens as well as removal of goalposts and ‘last man standing’ cricket
  • the golf hub at Ashton Court
  • tennis courts
  • children’s play areas in parks
  • wheels parks and multi-use games areas 
  • park shelters
  • sport facilities for formal or informal sports