Parks and Green Spaces
Staying safe in our parks
It’s important that we all enjoy Camden’s parks and open spaces safely. Please help us to keep these spaces clean and safe for everyone:
- Keep a 2m distance where possible
- Wash your hands regularly and as soon as you get home
- Take litter home with you where bins are full or not provided
- Do not BBQ in Camden’s parks
Playgrounds and outdoor gyms
We have been working to make sure playgrounds and outdoor gyms can be opened safely. We began to reopen these spaces from 6 July. If you are using playgrounds or outdoor gyms please keep yourself and others safe by:
- Keeping a 2m distance where possible
- Washing hands and using sanitiser regularly
- Use face coverings where possible
- If areas are busy please come back later
- Do not eat or drink in playgrounds and outdoor gyms
- Please bring your own hygiene products and wipe down equipment after use
- Do not use these spaces if you or anyone from your household has coronavirus symptoms
Our free-to-use public toilets are open at the following locations:
- Camden Town - gender neutral
- Lincoln’s Inn Fields
- Pond Square
- South End Green
- West End Lane
Camden’s Green Space team manage 76 parks and over 300 green spaces on housing estates, sheltered housing sites, verges, churchyards and cemeteries, corporate properties, education sites, nature reserves, and allotments. Within these sites we are responsible for:
- keeping our sites safe, welcoming and clean (please see our park byelaws)
- parks infrastructure (for example maintaining boundary and internal fences and gates, pathways, benches, bins etc)
- soft landscaping
- sports facilities (Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs), tennis and netball courts, a skate park, and outdoor gyms)
- statues and memorials
To maintain high quality parks and green spaces we work closely with our grounds maintenance contractor Idverde, Tree Contractor City Suburban Tree Surgeons Ltd, and recycling and waste management contractor Veolia UK.
We also work with partners to provide opportunities for people to get involved with food growing, allotments, nature conservation volunteering, and Friends of Community Groups. As well as the ongoing development of our sites through our Green Space Investment Programme.
Please check out the sections above showing some notable parks in Camden as well as this guide to Camden's Parks and Open Spaces.
Many of our parks are locked at dusk so please check our Park Opening Times before you visit.
Camden is also home to world-famous parks like Regent's Park, managed by The Royal Parks; Hampstead Heath, managed by the Corporation of London; Highgate Cemetery, managed by the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust; Regent's Canal, managed by The Canal and Rivers Trust.