Get to know your local green spaces
Together with the people of Newcastle, we take care of 33 parks across the city. Find out more about your local parks and what they have to offer – who knows, you might find a hidden gem.
Armstrong Park was gifted to the people of Newcastle by Lord Armstrong in 1878 and was opened in 1879.
Big Waters Country Park
Big Waters Country Park is made up of a network of paths, mature woodland and a large pond. It is abundant with a range of birds and wildlife, making it popular with nature enthusiasts for bird watching and insect spotting.
This small Victorian park in the Jesmond area, officially opened in 1880, offers peace and tranquillity in the heart of Newcastle.
Ouseburn’s City Stadium was originally part of the infamous Cllr T. Dan Smith’s plans to host the Empire Games in 1966.
Denton Dene South
Nature enthusiasts and walkers enjoy exploring the network of paths through the ancient woodland of Denton Dene South.
Elswick Park dates back to 1881 and was originally the grounds of the imposing Elswick Hall.
Exhibition Park has always been a popular location for events in the city.
Gosforth Central Park
A vibrant and popular park in the heart of Gosforth.
A neighbourhood park at the heart of the community.
Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve
A thriving nature reserve with a population of red squirrels!
Heaton Park is packed with history as well as a stunning variety of seasonal flowerbeds, shrubs and trees.
A neighbourhood park at the heart of the Benwell area.
A nature haven in the busy Heaton area.
This park has everything you need for a day outdoors.
A quiet woodland and grass park.
Kingston Park West
A community park in the popular suburb of Kingston Park.
Leazes Park is a green oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of city life.
North Kenton Park
This medium-sized park in the Kenton area of the city has a great sports centre.
Nuns Moor Park
Nuns Moor Park, in the Arthurs Hill area of the city, is a thriving green space at the heart of the diverse community.
Ouseburn Park was developed in the 1980s to create a leisure and recreation area in the Ouseburn Valley.
Paddy Freeman's Park
One of the five Ouseburn parks, Paddy Freeman's has a boating lake, playground and a bowling green.
A quiet country park to the west of the city.
St Lawrence Park
A small neighbourhood park in Byker.
Semi-natural ancient woodland to the west of the city centre.
A secret garden in the heart of the city.
A neighbourhood park in Haddricks Mill.
A community recreation area in High Heaton.
Tyne Riverside Country Park
A wildlife haven with spectacular views of the River Tyne.
Walbottle & Throckley Dene
This semi-ancient woodland is a haven for native wildlife. It’s popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders and runners.
Walker Park is a popular park, with something for everyone to enjoy.
Walker Riverside Park
Walker Riverside Park boasts fantastic views of the Tyne.
A neighbourhood park in the Westerhope area of the city.