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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 Bridge

Armstrong Park

Armstrong Park was gifted to the people of Newcastle by Lord Armstrong in 1883.

Brambles by a pond

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.


Brandling Park

Brandling Park was officially opened in 1880. This small Victorian park in the Jesmond area offers a place of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Newcastle.

City Stadium Park - Photo © Oliver Dixon (cc-by-sa/2.0)

City Stadium Park

Ouseburn’s City Stadium Park 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

Elswick Park

Elswick Park dates back to 1881 and was originally the grounds of the imposing Elswick Hall.

Exhibition Park and Wylam Brewery

Exhibition Park

Exhibition Park has always been a popular location for events in the city. 

Yellow flowers

Gosforth Central Park

A vibrant and popular park in the heart of Gosforth

Harbottle Park Coloured Maze artwork by Aether & Hemera and Alan Vaughan - photo credit Jason Thompson

Harbottle Park

Neighbourhood park at the heart of the community

Pond and bench surrounded by trees

Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve

A thriving nature reserve with a population of red squirrels

Heaton Park Terrace

Heaton Park

Heaton Park is packed with history as well as stunning variety of seasonal flowerbeds, shrubs and trees.

Red berries

Hodgkin Park

Neighbourhood park at the heart of the Benwell 

Poppies and wild flowers

Iris Brickfield

A nature haven in the busy Heaton area 

Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene

Everything you need for a day outdoors

Woodland in Jesmond Vale

Jesmond Vale

Quiet woodland and grass park 


Kingston Park West

Community park in the popular suburb of Kingston Park 

Bandstand in Leazes Park with St James' Park in the background

Leazes Park

Leazes Park is a green oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of city life. 


North Kenton Park

Medium-sized park in Kenton area of the city with a great sports centre. 

Bumble Bee on a purple flower

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. 

Oak tree

Ouseburn Park

Ouseburn Park was developed in the 1980s to create a leisure and recreation area in the Ouseburn Valley.


autumn leaves in paddy freeman's park - credit Martin Bishop Photography

Paddy Freeman's Park

One of the five Ouseburn parks

autumn leaves

Percy Pit Park

Quiet country park to the west of the city

red berries

St Lawrence Park

A small neighbourhood park in Byker


Sugley Dene

Semi-natural ancient woodland to the west of the city centre

Summerhill Park sign

Summerhill Park

A secret garden in the heart of the city


The Quarry Park

Neighbourhood park in Haddricks Mill 

Sycamore leaves Image by 9883074 from Pixabay

The Spinney

Community recreation area in High Heaton

River Tyne

Tyne Riverside Country Park

Wildlife haven and spectacular views of the River Tyne

Walbottle & Throckley Dene

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 play area

Walker Park

Walker Park is a popular park, with something for everyone to enjoy

Walker Riverside Park

Walker Riverside Park

Walker Riverside Park boasts fantastic views of the Tyne


Westerhope Park

Neighbourhood park in the Westerhope area of the city

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