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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:

  • try to stay 2 metres away from other people
  • 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.

Guidance for using public toilets in parks

You should:

  • 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

You shouldn't go into toilet buildings with people from other households.

Guidance for using play areas

Only one adult per household can accompany their children at a time.

You should:

  • let others leave before you go in the play area if it's busy, wait away from the equipment
  • bring and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • leave if the play area is too crowded
  • 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).

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. 

Open facilities

  • Cafes and kiosks at Ashton CourtBlaise Castle Estate, Oldbury Court Estate, Canford Park and St George Park
  • Ashton Court golf hub
  • Blaise Nursery retail outlet
  • Tennis courts
  • Multi-use games areas 
  • Public toilets at Ashton Court, Blaise Castle Estate, Oldbury Court Estate, St George Park, St Andrews Park, Brandon Hill Park, Snuff Mills, Canford Park, the Downs, Redcatch Park
  • Children's play areas in parks
  • Wheels parks
  • Goalposts and ‘last man standing’ cricket
  • Hengrove Play Park cafe and play equipment 
  • Bowling greens at Canford Park, Horfield Common and Begbrook Green Park

Closed facilities

  • Public toilets except those at Ashton Court, Blaise Castle Estate, Oldbury Court Estate, St George Park, St Andrews Park, Brandon Hill Park, Snuff Mills, Canford Park, the Downs, Redcatch Park
  • Cabot Tower
  • St Andrews Park paddling pool
  • Netham pavilion
  • Ashton Court miniature railway 
  • Park shelters
  • Bowling greens except those at Canford Park, Horfield Common and Begbrook Green Park