COVID-19 Outbreak. Parks, Sport and Leisure services are currently operating a reduced service.
Leisure centres are closed.
Sports pitch bookings are postponed.
In parks, children’s play areas, toilets and outdoor facilities are closed.
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Find your nearest park or open space
To find your nearest park, facilities and activities check our parks directory
Park opening and closing times
Most parks are opened by 8:00am and closed at various times depending on the season. Closing times can be as early as 4:30pm in winter and as late as 10:00pm in the summer. Some Barnet parks are locked overnight.
Sport and fitness in parks
Volunteer friends groups and adopt a place
Volunteers and friends groups
We work closely with a number of friends of parks and volunteer groups to improve our parks and open spaces through community action days or by accessing grant funding.
If you would like to find out how to join or form a friends group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8359 4600.
Adopt a place
If you want to maintain a feature in a park or a local green space you can get involved in adopt a place.
The scheme provides groups with support, materials and tools to undertake gardening or maintenance activities, it is also a way to build new skills and brighten up your local area.
For more information on Adopt a place please contact email@example.com or call 020 8359 4600.
Parks and open space strategy
Barnet has a great collection of parks and open spaces and these are an important part of what makes Barnet a green and family friendly borough. People who live and work in Barnet enjoy access to
- formal parks and gardens
- wild landscapes
- extensive areas of greenbelt and
- leafy river valleys
Barnet’s parks are places where people can take part in formal sport, visit a park café, take the kids to the playground or just walk the dog.
The Parks and Open Spaces strategy makes proposals for the development and management of green spaces in Barnet. Through this strategy, we will ensure parks and open spaces are enhanced and continue to tell a positive story about Barnet as a place to live and work.
Read the parks and open spaces strategy
Parks and open spaces consultations
Through our consultations you have the opportunity to have your say on the future of Barnet's parks and open spaces.