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Cambridge City Council

Parks and playgrounds

We manage almost 100 parks and playgrounds of all sizes in Cambridge, from small play areas in residential areas to large commons.

We also manage 12 local nature reserves, which help to protect some of the city’s best wildlife habitats and geographical features.

The blue markers on the map below show our larger parks and open spaces, and the yellow markers show our smaller playgrounds.

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Parks and open spaces

Playgrounds

Our playgrounds and play areas have a range of play equipment for younger children. Most are fenced in and have benches or picnic areas.

These playgrounds are shown with yellow markers on the map above.

  • Aberdeen Avenue play area
  • Ainsdale play area
  • Arbury Court play area
  • Ashbury Close play area
  • Atkins Close play area
  • Bateson Road play area
  • Beales Way play area
  • Blanford Walk play area
  • Brooks Road play area
  • Cameron Road play area
  • Chestnut Grove recreation ground
  • Church End recreation ground
  • Coldham’s Lane play area
  • Discovery Way play area
  • Ditton Fields recreation ground
  • Dudley Road recreation ground
  • Edgecombe Flats play area
  • Empty Common
  • Flower Street play area
  • George Nuttall Close play area
  • Great Eastern Street play area
  • Green End Road recreation ground
  • Gunhild Close play area
  • Hawkins Road play area
  • Hazelwood Close play area
  • Hector Pieterson play area
  • Holbrook Road recreation ground
  • Humphries Road play area
  • Jack Warren Green play area
  • Kathleen Elliot Way play area
  • Kingfisher Way play area
  • Lawrence Way play area
  • Lichfield Road play area
  • Molewood Close play area
  • Neptune Close play area
  • Pearl Close play area
  • Penarth Place play area
  • Peverel Road play area
  • Ravensworth Gardens play area
  • Reilly Way play area
  • River Lane play area
  • Robert May Close play area
  • Shelly Row play area
  • Shenstone play area
  • Sleaford play area
  • St Barnabus Court play area
  • St Thomas’s Square play area
  • Tenby Close play area
  • Tenison Road play area
  • Thorpe Way play area
  • Velos Walk play area
  • Whytford Close play area
  • Woodhead Drive play area