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.
Locking times for parks and open spaces
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 1 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
Use our directory to find a park or open space near you.
Holding an event in a Barnet park
Find out how to hold your event in a Barnet Park
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.
Parks and open spaces consultations
Have your say on the future of Barnet's parks and open spaces.
We work closely with a number of friends of parks and volunteer groups to improve our parks and open spaces.
If you would like to register as a volunteer or find out more about volunteering opportunities, visit the Volunteering Barnet website, email us or telephone on 0300 365 9960
Get a memorial bench in a park
Find out more about getting a memorial bench in a park or green space.