Parks and Green Spaces
Camden parks are currently remaining open as a way for us all to improve our physical and mental wellbeing.
However this is a critical situation and we will not hesitate to close our parks if people do not follow Government advice to keep a safe distance from each other.
It is important that whenever you are outside you practice safe social distancing and maintain a 2 metre distance between yourselves and others, even when in parks and open spaces.
This is a national emergency and we all need to change our behaviour to keep each other safe. Play areas, cafés, tennis courts will be closed.
We have closed our public toilet sites until further notice:
- Camden Town
- Lincoln’s Inn Fields
- Pond Square
- South End Green
- West End Lane
Most Community Toilet Scheme locations are also now closed.
We will continue to review government advice and will update residents when we can reopen council public toilet sites.
Camden’s Green Space section 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.