Parks and Green Spaces
Parks and Green Spaces
There’s so much to discover in Camden’s parks, from places to exercise, socialise and relax, you’ll find lots to explore. We’re lucky to have over 76 parks and more than 300 green spaces in Camden and we’re one of the top 20 places in England and Wales for tree cover.
Our parks and green spaces are home to sports courts, playgrounds, cafes, nature reserves and panoramic views of the city – so there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. Visit Camden’s parks and explore what they have to offer.
Parks are good for your health
We know that keeping active is vital for our mental health and wellbeing, Regular use of an open greenspace is associated with a 43% lower risk of poor general health. Have a read of the Future Parks report.
Activities around Camden & Islington
Voluntary Action Camden volunteer organisation has put together a list of activities to help you keep active. These are for the general public and also for anyone who has been prescribed some time outdoors on medical advice.
Playgrounds and outdoor gyms
We have lots of playgrounds and outdoor gyms in our parks for you to use and enjoy.
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
Find out more about public toilets
Maintaining our parks
Camden’s Green Space team manage parks and 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.
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