Parks: changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Parks: changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

What we recommend you do in parks and which park facilities are closed.

What we recommend you do when using Bristol parks

You should:

  • try to stay 2 metres away from other people
  • leave the park if it’s too busy
  • keep dogs under control 
  • respect park staff

Don't go to a park if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been told to self-isolate. 

Public toilets in parks

Public toilets are open in: Ashton Court, Blaise Castle Estate, Eastville Park, Oldbury Court Estate, St George Park, St Andrews Park, Brandon Hill Park, Snuff Mills, Canford Park, the Downs and Redcatch Park.

All other park toilets are closed.

We recommend you:

  • let other people leave toilet buildings before you go in, wait away from the entrance
  • use the hand sanitiser provided before and after you use the toilets
  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and dry them on paper towels
  • put used paper towels  in the bin, don't touch the bin with your hands
  • do not go into toilet buildings with people from other households.

Play areas

We recommend:

  • only one adult per household accompanies their children in a play area
  • you let others leave before you go in the play area if it's busy, wait away from the equipment
  • you bring and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • you leave if the play area is too crowded
  • you do not bring food or drink into the play area

Park facilities

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

Open facilities

  • Cafes and kiosks at Ashton CourtBlaise Castle Estate, Oldbury Court Estate, St George Park and Hengrove Play Park
  • Children's play areas in parks
  • Wheels parks
  • Ashton Court golf hub
  • Tennis courts
  • Sports pitches
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Multi-use games areas 
  • Cricket and ‘last man standing’ cricket
  • Ashton Court miniature railway

Closed facilities

  • Cabot Tower
  • St Andrews Park paddling pool
  • Netham pavilion
  • Football changing rooms, except for toilet facilities

Volunteering in parks

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