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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 1878 and was opened in 1879.

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

This small Victorian park in the Jesmond area, officially opened in 1880, offers peace and tranquillity in the heart of Newcastle.

Cycling in City Stadium park

City Stadium

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

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. 

Gosforth Central Park

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

A 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 a stunning variety of seasonal flowerbeds, shrubs and trees.

Hodgkin Park

Hodgkin Park

A neighbourhood park at the heart of the Benwell area.

Ducks at Iris Brickfield

Iris Brickfield

A nature haven in the busy Heaton area.

Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene

This park has everything you need for a day outdoors.

Woodland in Jesmond Vale

Jesmond Vale

A quiet woodland and grass park.


Kingston Park West

A 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 play area

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

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.


Paddy Freeman's Park

One of the five Ouseburn parks, Paddy Freeman's has a boating lake, playground and a bowling green.

autumn leaves

Percy Pit

A 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

A neighbourhood park in Haddricks Mill.

Sycamore leaves Image by 9883074 from Pixabay

The Spinney

A community recreation area in High Heaton.

River Tyne

Tyne Riverside Country Park

A wildlife haven with 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

A neighbourhood park in the Westerhope area of the city.

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