New waste and recycling collections

We will be making changes to your waste and recycling collections from 1 August 2022.

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This information is also available as a printable PDF leaflet: parks and gardens in Warwick district, summer 2022 leaflet.

Welcoming the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Royal Leamington Spa's Victoria Park is the official venue for the Lawn and Para Lawn Bowls competitions, which take place from 29 July to 6 August. The Park will remain open during these times but parking in nearby roads and car parks including Archery Road, Princes Drive and Adelaide Bridge will be restricted from mid -July to mid-August. The newly refurbished children's play area and paddling pool will remain open. The Pump Room Gardens will become a Festival Site where you can watch the excitement of the Games' competitions live on the big screen with a number of food and drink stalls on site.

On Sunday 7 August, Myton Fields in Warwick will host the start and finish of the men's and women's Cycling Road Races, with 160 competitors completing laps (7 for women, 10 for men) of a route around Warwick, Hampton on the Hill and Leamington Spa. St Nicholas Park will remain open to visitors throughout the event, but the car park and other central car parks in Warwick will be closed on the day of the races. There will also be road closures in place around the route. The Myton Fields car park will be closed on 26 July and from 2 to 12 August. Between 27 July and 1 August, there will be limited parking spaces available.

For more details, visit Get Set For The Games (birmingham2022.com).

In addition to the sites being used for the games, our district has a wealth of award-winning public parks, gardens, woodlands, and nature reserves perfect for walking, exploring, play or relaxation, with the major public spaces listed in this leaflet. Further information is available by visiting our Parks page.

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Jephson Gardens (Leamington Spa)

A beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa. The perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic. Lots of colourful flowerbeds and interesting sculptures make for a great day out. The gardens have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag every year since 2006. Jephson Gardens.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Sensory Garden
  • Glasshouse
  • Art Gallery

Getting there

  • Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

On street parking

  • Newbold Terrace, Newbold Street

Nearby car parks

  • St Peter's (CV32 5EL)
  • Rosefield Street (CV32 5AH)

Public transport

  • Leamington Spa Railway Station, 10 minutes' walk
  • Buses 15, X17, X18

Mill Gardens (Leamington Spa)

Forming part of the Spa Gardens, Mill Gardens run along the south bank of the Leam, opposite Jephson Gardens with features including the Mill Bridge (listed grade II) and an 80m long boating pool with boathouse.

Facilities

  • Children's playground
  • Boathouse and boat hire facilities

Getting there

  • Mill Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1BH

On street parking

  • Mill Road

Nearby car parks

  • Rosefield Street (CV32 5AH)
  • Bath Place (CV32 5AH)

Public transport

  • Leamington Spa Railway Station, 10 minutes' walk
  • Buses 1, 15, X17, X18

Newbold Comyn (Leamington Spa)

A 300-acre country park and nature reserve on the outskirts of Leamington Spa. A fantastic area for families and dogs with footpath links to Offchurch and amazing views from Observation Hill. As well as a local nature reserve there are a number of play areas, a skatepark, football pitches, model flying area and horse riding routes. Newbold Comyn.

Facilities

  • Children's playgrounds
  • Pub
  • Skate Park
  • Leisure Centre

Getting there

  • Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa, CV32 4EW

Parking

  • Free parking on site

Public transport

  • Leamington Spa Railway Station, 30 minutes' walk
  • Cycle path runs from the centre of Leamington Spa, along Newbold Terrace East, and through Newbold Comyn to Radford Road.

Pump Room Gardens (Leamington Spa)

First opened in 1814 the Pump Room Gardens are widely regarded as Leamington Spa's village green, hosting regular events for the town. The Gardens have recently undergone a £1.4m restoration receiving £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this has seen the rejuvenation of the magnificent Victorian bandstand and the reinstatement of other key features from 19th century. Pump Room Gardens.

Facilities

  • Café and toilets in adjacent art gallery and museum.

Getting there

  • Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4AA

On street parking

  • Newbold Terrace, Dormer Place

Nearby car parks

  • Adelaide Bridge*
  • Princes Drive*
  • St Peter's (CV32 5EL)
  • Covent Garden (CV32 5QB)
  • Upper Grove Street (CV32 5LW)
  • Court Street (CV31 2BB)

* Closed to the public from mid-July to mid-August, for further information visit Get Set For The Games.

Public transport

  • Leamington Spa Railway Station, 5 minutes' walk
  • Buses 15, X17, X18

Victoria Park (Leamington Spa)

As well as being the home of English bowls, Victoria Park is a beautiful tree lined riverside park that is perfect for families and sport. A brand new play area has recently been installed with bespoke tree house, zip wire and accessible equipment for a variety of ages. Victoria Park.

Facilities

  • Café
  • Toilets
  • Children's playground
  • Paddling pool
  • Skate park

Getting there

  • Adelaide Road, Leamington, Spa CV31 3PW

On street parking

  • Archery Road

Nearby car parks

  • Adelaide Bridge*
  • Princes Drive*
  • St Peter's (CV32 5EL)
  • Covent Garden (CV32 5QB)
  • Upper Grove Street (CV32 5LW)
  • Bath Place (CV32 5AH)

* Closed to the public from mid-July to mid-August, for further information visit Get Set For The Games.

Public transport

  • Leamington Spa Railway Station, 10 minutes' walk
  • Buses 15, X17, X18

Christchurch Gardens (Leamington Spa)

Known locally as “Top Park” this lovely green space is a popular garden square at the top of the parade with tennis courts and a basketball court.

Facilities

  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Booking required, visit Tennis courts

Getting there

  • Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa CV32 5PP

On street parking

  • Kenilworth Road, Beauchamp Avenue

Nearby car parks

  • Adelaide Bridge*
  • Princes Drive*
  • St Peter's (CV32 5EL)

* Closed to the public from mid-July to mid-August, for further information visit Get Set For The Games.

Public transport

  • Leamington Spa Railway Station, 20 minutes' walk
  • Buses 1, X17, X18

St Nicholas Park (Warwick)

This wonderful riverside park with its wide range of facilities offers a great family day out in Warwick. Its beautiful setting makes it perfect for picnics, and the lawns and gardens are ideal for a stroll or sit down. On top of the playground and outdoor paddling pool it has its very own Fun Park complete with rides, games, and amusements plus a boating centre with edaloes, rowing boats and kayaks plus tennis courts and sports pitches. St Nicholas Park.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball
  • Paddling Pool
  • Children's playground
  • Amusements
  • Mini golf
  • Leisure Centre

Getting there

  • Warwick CV34 4QY

Parking

  • On site car park
  • Additional parking in Myton Fields (CV34 6PP). Myton Fields car park closed 26 July, restricted parking 27 July to 1 August, fully closed 2 to 12 August.
  • St Nicholas Park Car Park closed 7 August.

Public Transport

  • Warwick Station 10 minutes' walk
  • Buses X17, X18

St Mary's Lands (Warwick)

Located within ten minutes' walk of Warwick town centre, with its wide-open spaces, woodland, Grade II listed gardens, racecourse, football and golf club and model aeroplane flying, St Mary's Lands really has something for everyone. On
non-race days this is a great area for walking, cycling, running and wildlife watching.

Facilities

  • Golf Centre
  • Bar and Café
  • Toilets

Getting there

Warwick Racecourse, Hampton St, Warwick CV34 6HN

Parking

  • Hampton Road (CV34 6JP)
  • Bread and Meat Close (CV34 6HW)
  • Vittle Drive (CV34 4UX)

Priory Park (Warwick)

This lovely park with its fascinating history offers a natural open space with meadow and woodland walks right in the town centre. Priory Park.

Getting there

  • Priory Road Warwick, CV34 4JS

Parking

  • Priory Road

Public transport

  • Warwick Station 5 minutes' walk
  • Buses 15, X18

Abbey Fields (Kenilworth)

Set in a dramatic valley enjoying views of the historic town and Kenilworth Castle, the grassy slopes of this wonderful park are a perfect location for walking, exploring, playing or relaxing. Because of its important heritage as the farmland of St Mary's Abbey, the whole site with its historic buildings and remains is classified as a scheduled ancient monument. Abbey Fields.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Children's play area

Getting there

  • Abbey Fields, Bridge Street,
  • Kenilworth CV8

Parking

  • Public Transport
  • Buses 15, X18, X17

Crackley Wood (Kenilworth)

This ancient woodland is a popular local nature reserve managed in partnership with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Stroll through a network of shady paths and grassy, open glades spotting wildlife.

Facilities

  • Accessible walking trails
  • Family adventure trail

Getting there

  • Crackley Lane, Kenilworth CV8 2JS

Parking

  • At several points along Crackley Lane