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Cambridge City Council

Christ's Pieces

Location: In the centre of the city, bordered by the bus station, Christ's College, Emmanuel Road and King Street.

  • toilets with disabled facilities
  • refreshment kiosk
  • bowling green that is home to the City of Cambridge Bowls Club
  • four free refurbished tennis courts that are very popular in the summer (see photo below)
  • play area for the under-6s with swings, climber, spring rockers, and graphics, situated next to the tennis courts, in the north west corner
  • free table tennis

If you see anything we should know about – including graffiti, litter, broken equipment, or blocked access – report a problem at a park or open space.

It is of typical Victorian park design with tree-lined avenues. The formal seasonal bedding displays planted in the 'petal beds' near Emmanuel Road, provide year-round colour.

There are also large ornamental shrub beds around the perimeter to add further year-round colour and interest, and a rose garden in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Christ's Pieces and New Square form a link between the historic city centre and the modern Grafton shopping centre.