Parks and open spaces

 Changes to the grounds maintenance contract:

As of the 31 March 2017 Camden’s current grounds maintenance contract with Outsourced Client Solutions Ltd (OCS) will end.  Over the past year we have conducted a rigorous tender process for a new grounds maintenance contractor which will run from 1 April 2017 to March 2022 with the possibility of three additional one year extensions.

We have awarded the new grounds maintenance contract to a company called Quadron Services t/a idverde, whose proposal best suited our requirement for a flexible and adaptive grounds maintenance service. idverde is currently the biggest GM provider in the London region and specialists in providing horticultural services.

• download: Frequently asked questions about the new grounds maintenance contract

 Flexible locking of park sites

Many of Camden’s parks and green spaces are already left open. We will be including 15 additional parks that we have identified to be safe and that can be managed using a flexible locking approach from the start of the new contract on 1 April 2017.

We will be reviewing a further 12 sites to determine their potential inclusion in the flexible locking regime from September 2017. Where there are emerging Anti-Social Behaviour issues on sites in the flexible locking regime, we will assess alternative ways of managing these sites , which may include locking them for a short period of time.

     • download: Parks flexible locking regime

 To find out more about our parks unlocking pilot please visit our Parks unlocking pilot information page.

Camden’s green spaces

Green spaces help improve the quality of life for people living in, working in and visiting the area. Camden Council manages 68 parks and open spaces, many of which are important historically, such as former burial grounds, manors, private gardens and London squares.

You can download a complete guide to Camden’s parks and open spaces below. This includes full details of park facilities and travel information.

Park By-Laws:

Releasing Sky Lanterns is not permitted from Council land.  Find out more

Find out more

Get additional information about the great parks and open spaces in the borough. 

Learn about our Bloomsbury Squared Programme

Create a lasting memory by placing a commemorative bench in one of Camden’s parks or open spaces. 

Thinking about having a BBQ in a Camden park? BBQs in parks webpage can give you more information.

Events in Parks

Book your event in one of our parks and open spaces through our events team, including events at the Waterlow Park Centre.

Find out about more events in the borough on the Love Camden website.

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