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Parks & Green Spaces

Cripplegate Park

Cripplegate Park is located to the west of the city on New Road opposite the County Cricket ground. The park has a diverse range of features, including a formal arrangement of flower beds, shrub rows, annual bedding, mature trees and open space grassed areas, set out in a traditional style. Children's play area, tennis courts and bowling greens make this park multi-functional; with events held throughout the year for the benefit of local residents and tourists.

Site Map of Cripplegate Park

Site Map of Cripplegate Park

Green Flag Award

We have secured the Green Flag Award. For more information on all winners please visit the website:

  • The Green Flag Award is a national award scheme for parks, which recognises good environmental management.
  • The Green Flag Award Scheme is designed to recognise the highest standards amongst England's parks and publicly accessed green spaces.
  • It rewards those who attain the demanding criteria and in doing so, it helps to encourage other park authorities and organisations to improve their environment and management standards, so that they in turn may be eligible for a Green Flag.

Toilet opening times:

The toilets are coin operated and require a 20p piece.

  • Summer: 07:00 - 19:00
  • Winter: 07:00 - 16:00

If there are any problems with the toilets please call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233.

Tennis Courts

Five new state of the art tennis courts are available to book and coaching lessons for children and adults are also available. Book your session.

Sons of Rest Building

Cripplegate Sons of Rest is available for hire.  If you would like to hire the building, please complete the parks events enquiry form. Rooms must be cleaned after use, full Terms & Conditions will be sent upon application.

Description Price (£)
Events including parties (charge per hour)** 20.00
Events day rate** 80.00

**50% reduction for charitable organisations who benefit the City.
There is an additional charge for bookings outside of core staff hours of £25 per booking to cover staff call out costs. 

Friends of Cripplegate Park

Working actively alongside the Council, as a voice for the community, is a group called "Friends of Cripplegate Park". View the parks official site