Parks Service Districts

Until the 1970s there were four Parks Service districts: Western, Eastern, Central and Northern. In the 1970s the Eastern and Central districts were amalgamated.[1]

The following list of parks and open spaces in their administrative districts appeared in a notice in the South Wales Echo in February 1999,[2] in connection with implementation of the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.

Note that St. Mary's Gardens, in Old Church Road Whitchurch, was omitted from the published list but has been added to the Northern District table.

Western District
Drawing Name
002 Bishops Palace, Llandaff
003 Clare Gardens, Riverside
004 Despenser Gardens, Riverside
005 Fairwater Park
006 Fairwater Recreation Ground
007 Grange Gardens, Grangetown
008 Green Farm Road Recreation Ground, Ely
009 Heol Trelai Openspace, Ely
010 Jubilee Park, Leckwith Road, Leckwith
011 Kitchener Gardens, Leckwith Road, Leckwith
012 Insole Court, Llandaff
013 Llandaff Fields
017 The Marl, Grangetown
018 Mill Road Park, Ely
021 Plasturton Gardens, Canton
022 Pontcanna Fields
023 Pwllmelin Recreation Ground, Fairwater
024 Rosedale Open Space, Gorse Place, Fairwater
025 Sevenoaks Park, Sloper Road, Leckwith
026 Sophia Gardens
027 Thompson Park, Canton
028 Trelai Park, Ely
029 Victoria Park
030 Waterhall Park, Fairwater
032 Wilson Road Recreation Ground, Ely
033 Llandaff Cemetery
034 Radyr Cemetery
035 Western Cemetery
036 Sanatorium Road Playing Fields, Leckwith
037 Western Leisure Centre, Ely
038 Cowbridge Road Play Area, Ely
052 Church Road Play Area, Caerau
053 Danescourt Open Space
060 Lawrenny Avenue Recreation Ground, Leckwith
062 Moundfield, Morganstown
066 Penmaen Walk Open Space, Ely
075 City Gardens, Osborne Square
081 The Drope, Michaelston Super Ely
082 Seat West 4 Play Area, rear of Ty Coch Road, Ely
099 Coronation Park, Sloper Road, Leckwith
101.1 Heol Gam, Pentyrch
101.2 Penuel Road, Pentyrch
101.3 Maes-y-Sarn, Pentyrch
102.1 Garth Newydd, Gwaelod-y-Garth
102.2 Garth Olwg, Gwaelod-y-Garth
103 Cardiff Road Creigiau
104 Mill Road Recreation Ground, Ely
105 Mitre Play Area, Wyndham Street, Canton
106 Glan Ely Play Area, Fairwater
South Eastern District
Drawing Name
201 Alexandra Gardens, Cathays
204 Roath Brook Gardebs
205 Bute Park
206 Butetown Public Open Space
207 Catherine Gardens, Rumney
208 Cogan Gardens, Senghenydd Road, Cathays
211 Friary Gardens
212 Gorsedd Gardens
213 Greenway Road Recreation Ground, Rumney
214 Hamadryad Park, Butetown
215 Howard Gardens
216 Orchard Park, St Mellons
217 Willowbrook Park, St Mellons
218 Caerleon Park, Crumlin Drive, St Mellons
219 Heritage Park, Willowbrook Drive, St Mellons
220 Melrose Park, Clos Tyla Bach, St Mellons
221 Maindy Park
222 Maitland Park, Gabalfa
223 Moorland Park, Splott
224 New Road Playing Fields, Rumney
226 Riverside Playing Fields, Llanrumney
227 Road Mill Gardens, Roath
228 Rumney Hill Gardens, Rumney
229 Rumney Recreation Ground
231 Splott Park
232 St Johns Church, Trinity Street
233 St Mellons Community Centre
237 Tremorfa Park
238 Waterloo Gardens, Roath
239 Adamsdown Square Gardens
252 The Brewery Site, Nora Street
260 Moorland Library Gardens, Singleton Road, Splott
263 Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shelly Walk
268 St Margarets Church, Roath
269 St Mellons Recreation Field
275 Windsor Esplanade, Butetown
283 Railway Street Play Area, Splott
284 Caernarvon Way Play Area, Trowbridge
287 Hammond Way, Roath
288 Adamscroft Place Play Area
289 Coleford Drive, St Mellons
290 Heol Maes Eirwg, St Mellons
291 St Mellons Linear Park
292 Horwood Close, Splott
Northern District
Drawing Name
401 Cefn Onn Country Park
402 Celtic Park, Gabalfa
403 Coffin Bequest Open Space, Thornhill Road
406 Glider Fields. Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen
407 Hailey Park, Llandaff North
408 Heath Park
409 Heol Llanishen Fach
410 Hill Snook Park, Caerphilly Road
411 Heol-y-Gors Open Space, Whitchurch
412 Jellicoe Gardens, Heath
413 Lisvane Parish Field
415 Llanishen Park
416 Llwynfedw Gardens, Birshgrove
421 Lydstep Crescent Open Space, Gabalfa
422 Parc Caedelyn, Whitchurch
423 Parc Pentre, Rhiwbina
424 Parc Rhydypenau, Llanishen
426 Parc Coed-y-Nant, Pentwyn
427.1 Roath Park (North)
427.2 Roath Park (South)
428 Roath Pleasure Gardens
429 Roath Recreation Ground
430 St Martins Crescent Open Space, Llanishen
433 Thronhill Recreation Ground, Excalibur Drive
435 Whitchurch Library Gardens
436 Cathays Cemetery
437 Llanishen Cemetery
438 Pantmawr Cemetery
439 Thornhill Crematorium and Cemetery (North)
440 Thornhill Crematorium and Cemetery (South)
443 Castle View Play Area, Tongwynlais
454 Chapelwood, Llandedeyrn
461 Hollybush Play Area, Whitchurch
462 Ironbridge Road Play Area, Tongwynlais
465 Lisvane Play Area
474 North Pentwyn Play Area, Almond Drive
505 Tongwynlais Recreation Ground
507 Waun Fach Open Space, Pentwyn
532 Millheath Open Space, Lisvane
536 Heol Booker Open Space, Whitchurch
544 Pontprennau Playing Fields
546 College Road Open Space, Llandaff North/Gabalfa
- St Mary's Gardens, Old Church Road, Whitchurch

Sources of Information

  1. Personal communication (TD)
  2. South Wales Echo 17th February 1999 page 34[2]