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.
Sport and fitness in parks
Find a leisure centre, sports court, outdoor gym, skate park and other facilities near you. Or find out about and book a sport pitch.
Walking, running and cycling trails
Get trail maps for walking, running and cycling in Barnet. Find out about Dollis Valley Greenwalk and other health walks in Barnet.
Improvements and investment in your parks and open spaces
The Council’s long-term vision is to ensure the Barnet’s parks are fit for the future through the development of key sites across the Borough
Parks and open space strategy
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.
We work closely with a number of friends of parks and volunteer groups to improve our parks and open spaces.
Apply for a plot
Allotment plots are popular as plotholders enjoy fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables with seasonal variety. The sites are self-managed by the members, who take care of their own plots and share responsibilities for the common areas.