Barnet has a great collection of parks and open spaces and these are an important part of what makes Barnet a green and family friendly borough. People who live and work in Barnet enjoy access to
- formal parks and gardens
- wild landscapes
- extensive areas of greenbelt and
- leafy river valleys
Barnet’s parks are places where people can take part in formal sport, visit a park café, take the kids to the playground or just walk the dog.
Safe use of our parks, open spaces and equipment
Visitors must continue to social distance but can now:
- Use parks and open spaces for reasons other than exercise; and be outside for longer than one hour
- Do recreational activities like read, picnic, or sunbathe
- Use sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts and skateboarding ramps
- Socialise with one person from another household
Find your nearest park or open space
Most parks are opened by 8:00 am and closed at various times depending on the season. Closing times can be as early as 4:30 pm in winter and as late as 10:00 pm in the summer. Some Barnet parks are locked overnight.
Sport and fitness in parks
Find a leisure centre, sports court, outdoor gym, skate park and other facilities near you. Or find out about and book a sport pitch.
Walking, running and cycling trails
Get trail maps for walking, running and cycling in Barnet. Find out about Dollis Valley Greenwalk and other health walks in Barnet.
Improvements and investment in your parks and open spaces
The Council’s long-term vision is to ensure the Barnet’s parks are fit for the future through the development of key sites across the Borough
Parks and open space strategy
The Parks and Open Spaces strategy makes proposals for the development and management of green spaces in Barnet. Through this strategy, we will ensure parks and open spaces are enhanced and continue to tell a positive story about Barnet as a place to live and work.
Volunteer friends groups and adopt a place
We work closely with a number of friends of parks and volunteer groups to improve our parks and open spaces through community action days or by accessing grant funding.
If you want to maintain a feature in a park or a local green space you can get involved in adopt a place.
The scheme provides groups with support, materials and tools to undertake gardening or maintenance activities, it is also a way to build new skills and brighten up your local area.
For more information please email us or call 020 8359 4600.