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Parks, open spaces and trees

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

Outdoor fitness equipment usage advice (PDF 0.8MB)

Play equipment and play areas usage advice(PDF 0.7MB)

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

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.

Holding an event in a Barnet Park

Holding an event in a Barnet park

Find out how to hold your event in a Barnet Park

Sport and fitness in parks

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.

Cycling trail

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.

Trees in Barnet

All about Barnet's trees

Montrose playing field new playground

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

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.

Parks and open spaces consultations

Parks and open spaces consultations

Have your say on the future of Barnet's parks and open spaces. 

Volunteer friends groups and adopt a place

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.

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