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A to Z of Parks

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There are lots of parks and open spaces to explore around Swansea. This is an A to Z list of all parks and green spaces in the city.

 From the beautiful gardens at Clyne and Singleton to an indoor tropical haven at Plantasia and crazy golf at Southend Gardens, there's something for everyone in Swansea's green spaces.


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Argyll Gardens - Small town park with mature trees, benches, toilets and flower/shrub beds situated next to the main bus stop in Gorseinon.

Ashleigh Road Pitch and Putt - Running along the promenade, and situated opposite the road which gives it its name, is Ashleigh Road Pitch & Putt golf course.

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Barlands Common - A small secluded common with footpaths linking to Fairwood Common and Clyne Common.

Bishop's Wood - Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve is comprised of 46 acres of woodland & limestone grassland.

Bishopston Valley - Bishopston Valley runs from Kittle in the north to Pwll Du Bay in the south.

Blackpill Lido -  Superb paddling pool, children's play area, climbing rock and picnic facilities.

Blaenymaes multi use games area - An urban park, situated in the heart of Blaen Y Maes.

Bracelet Bay - Beach with a mix of sand, pebbles and rock pools, and there are excellent refreshment facilities and children's play area available nearby.

Broughton, Hillend and Llangennith Burrows - This is an extensive area of coastal sand dunes supporting many protected wildlife species. It is adjacent to Llangennith Beach and Llangennith Moors.

Brynmill Park - Urban park with superb facilities and a state of the art Discovery Centre with a special focus for exploring its history and wildlife.

Bryn Y Don - Situated between Waun Wen and Mount Pleasant, a lovely area to view vast areas of Swansea. Bryn Y Don has a new childrens play ground.

Brynmelyn Park - recently refurbished, Brynmelyn offers a MUGA, a childrens play area, a quiet area and a new schools growing area.

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Cadle Heath - Cadle Heath Local Nature Reserve is one of the best examples of urban heath in the country.

Caswell Bay - An extremely attractive sandy bay popular with water-sports lovers and ideal for families.

Cefn Bryn - Cefn Bryn is a 5-mile long ridge of common land, known locally as the backbone of Gower.

Clyne Common and Mansel Green - Large area of common land crossed by the B4436.

Clyne Gardens - Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland

Clyne Valley Country Park - Clyne Valley Country Park is the city's only country park. Within its 700 acres of landscape ranging from open and wooded hillsides, steep gorges and quarries to meadowland and wet valley floor.

Clyne Valley Orchard / Ynys Newydd - Orchard area with sycamore woodland, a nature trail and play equipment. This site is part of Clyne Valley Country Park

Cockett Woods - Park of mature trees and woodland.

Coed Bach Park, Pontarddulais - Situated in the north of the county, this park includes a range of well-equipped  facilities that will keep all the family occupied.

Coed Gwilym Park - Situated in the north east of the county, the park includes a variety of high quality facilities. With a superb range of sports facilities as well as beautiful walking trails and a flower garden.

Cwm Level Park - A fabulous open park with plenty of space to kick a ball and let the children run around and play.

Cwmbwrla Park - Park situated north of Swansea city centre with several large field spaces, a children's play area and other activity pitches this park can keep the whole family entertained.

Cwmdonkin Park - A beautiful park situated in the heart of the city where Dylan Thomas drew some inspiration from for some of his most recognised work.

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Dunvant Brickworks - The site of the old brickworks and quarry is now a broadleaved woodland with a pond, meadow, heath, rocky outcrops and remains of buildings from the old brickworks.

Dunvant Park - This park offers a range of activities from the bowling green to the children's play area

Dyfatty - Community park situated near Dyfatty flats

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Elba Sports Complex - This activities park, has a huge number of courts, pitches and facilities for a number of outdoor sports.

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Hafod Park - A large open green space with excellent facilites for both younger and older children.

Hendrefoilan Wood - A mix of broadleaved woodland and plantation remaining from the clearance of the original valley woodland a few decades ago to construct the adjoining housing site and student village.

Heol Las Park - Spacious recreational ground and children's play area with two large football pitches and a cricket pitch with Pavilion.

Hillside Wildlife Corridor including Rosehill Quarry - Hillside Wildlife Corridor is an extensive area of natural open space, just one mile from Swansea City Centre.

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Killay Marsh - Killay Marsh covers covers 21.3 acres and comprises of a mosaic of habitats and has some superb examples of many threatened and protected wetland habitats.

King George V Playing Fields -This site is predominantly sports pitches bookable through the Outdoor Leisure Section of the City and County of Swansea. There are trees around the perimeter. There is open access to the site.

Knelston Marsh - Area of high quality rush pasture surrounded by arable land and improved grassland.

Knoyle Park - Based in Treboeth, the park is a well-loved green space with beautiful mature trees and shrubs. Excellent for dog walking and for children to play in.

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Langland Bay Amenity Areas - Adjacent to the attractive sands of Langland Bay are tennis courts, a seaside promenade adjacent to recently renovated beach huts, pleasant shrub area and seating.

Langland Cliffs - These cliffs stretch from the east of Langland Bay to Limeslade.

Llangyfelach Common - Site dissected by major roads just north of Junction 46 of M4 and adjacent to the Park and Ride car park.

Llanmadoc Hill and Tankey Lake Moor -  An Iron Age hill fort called the Bulwark lies at the north-western end of the hill, owned and managed by the National Trust.

Lower and Upper Lliw Reservoirs - The reservoirs lie within an area of stunning mountain scenery that characterises the Mawr, north of Swansea.

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Manselton Park - Small urban park with mature trees, open grass areas, a playground, benches and bowling green.

Mawr / Swansea Uplands - Area of common land in the north of the City and County of Swansea. There are fabulous views from this high, open moorland. It is largely bracken dominated apart from Mynydd Pysgodlyn which has heather and bilberry.

Mayhill Multi Use Games Area - This small activities park is located next to the community and family centres within this area of Swansea. Mayhill has a basketball court and a large recreation ground.

Mill Wood - Millwood is a 126-hectare woodland that is predominately broadleaf.

Mumbles Hill - Owned & managed by the Nature Conservation Team of the City & County of Swansea, the 23 hectares of Mumbles Hill was declared a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in 1991.

Mynydd Bach Common - Site predominantly composed of marshy grassland, dominated by Purple Moor-grass with areas of rank vegetation.

Mynydd Bach y Cocs (linked to Fairwood Common) - 65 hectares in size with a mixture of heath, scrub and grassland on the common. There are several footpaths and a minor road crossing the site.

Mynydd Cadle Common - Common dominated by marsh / marshy grassland, which encompasses a number of Biodiversity Action Plan priority habitats and species.

Mynydd Gelliwastad, Ryddwen Common and Homelean Wood - Mynydd Gelliwastad is a long narrow hill providing lovely views of both sides of valley with areas of heathland with bilberry and a small area of woodland to north end of site. Rhyddwen Common is a small wooded area of common land.

Mynydd-bach-y-glo - 34 hectare area of common land, bisected by a railway, containing a range of habitats and is of particular importance due to its location on the urban fringe. Much of the common is dense bracken or rush pasture, making access difficult.

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Newton and Summerland Cliffs - This is an area of common land covering 35 hectares of cliff side, situated between Langland Bay and Caswell Bay.

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 Oystermouth Castle - Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay.

Oystermouth Cemetery and Castle, including Peel Wood - This area encompasses Peel Wood, the cemetery including woodland burial site and the castle grounds.

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Parc Llewelyn - A fabulous community park based in the east of the city with a multi-use games area and a kickabout space.

Parc William - Set within walking distance from the Loughor Castle, Parc Williams offers a great deal of facilities for a number of outdoor activities

Pengwern Common and Fairwood Common - Two large areas of adjacent common land consisting of wet heathy grassland, marshy grassland with bracken and scrub on the higher ground.

Penlan Slopes - Area of dry heath /acid grassland mosaic with smaller areas dominated by scrub and amenity grassland.

Penllergaer Forest - Large area of woodland predominantly composed of coniferous woodland with two small areas of semi-natural broadleaved woodland.

Penllergare Valley Woods - Remnants of the famous Penllergare Estate gardens which gradually became derelict after World War II. However, the beauty and tranquillity of old Penllergare still remains in this secluded wooded valley, which is gradually being opened up and regenerated.

Penmaen and Nicholaston Burrows - Penmaen Burrows has a number of important archaeological remains and its position between Three Cliffs Bay and Oxwich Bay makes it a very scenic walk.

Pennard Cliffs and Burrows - Pennard Cliffs are a rugged and wildly beautiful stretch of coast on South Gower.

Plantasia - Tropical haven of wonderful plants and animals situated in the heart of the city.

Pontlliw Park - Green and luscious area is perfect for a long walk, however this park also offers local residents an opportunity to get involved with outdoor activities such as tennis.

Pwll Du Cliffs - Local Nature Reserve that supports a variety of important habitats and plants. Habitats include limestone grassland, maritime cliffs and scrub.

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Ravenhill Park - Park with a basketball cour, concrete amphitheatre, bowling green and a children's play area.

Rhossili Down and Rhossili Cliffs - At the tip of the Gower Peninsula is the sweeping bay of Rhossili. With the bones of a shipwreck and the tidal island of Worm's Head revealed at low tide.

Ryers Down - Ryers Down (owned by the National Trust) is a 68ha area of common land.

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Singleton Boating Lake - Singleton Boating Lake is situated at the bottom of Sketty Lane nestled between Singleton Hospital and Swansea University.

Singleton Botanical Gardens - The gardens contain fine specimens of rare and exotic plants from around the world.

Singleton Park - Acres of simple and unadorned green space.

Sketty Park Woods - Group of 5 small local woods in the Sketty area of Swansea.

South Gower Coast, Rhossili to Oxwich - Stretch of coast rich in wildlife and history with stunning and varied landscape of cliff scenery, woodland and dunes.

Southend Gardens - Community park in Mumbles with mature trees, informal flower beds, playground, French boule area, crazy golf and tennis courts.

St James Gardens - A small, formal, town mews park with mature trees and seating.

Swansea Bay Promenade - Surfaced path/ cycle way running around Swansea Bay, linking Swansea to Mumbles with a multitude of activities and features.

Swansea Canal - Swansea canal is an attractive green corridor and pleasant setting for a stroll, just five miles of the canal remains in water at the present time.

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Tennant Canal - The Tennant canal is 8 miles in length from Port Tennant, Swansea to its junction with the Neath Canal at Aberdulais and makes a very pleasant and tranquil walk through unspoilt landscapes despite its industrial associations.

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Underhill Park - Situated in the heart of Mumbles, this park is the perfect place for a family 'kick-about' or relaxing walk with the dog.

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Victoria Park - A compact, beautiful urban park situated between the city centre and Mumbles with basketball facility, bowling green, BMX / Skate ramps, children's play area, multi Use Games Area and tennis courts.

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Washinghouse Brook (woodlands) - Brook that runs through a predominantly oak and hazel woodland, which are home to birds such as tawny owl, green woodpecker, dunnock, song thrush, greenfinch, goldfinch and bullfinch.

Waverley Park - An urban park with woodland and a cricket pitch on the outskirts of Clydach.

Welsh Moor and Forest Common - Mosaic of damp acid grassland and drier heath. They are generally very quiet commons, off the beaten track, secluded by scrub and trees.

Wern & the Rallt - Five small, separate pockets of common land in the Llanmorlais / Blue Anchor area with a mixture of habitats including bracken, scrub, rush pasture and improved pasture.

West Cross Skate Park - Park includes half pipe with elevators. The park also boasts stunning views across Swansea Bay from the lighthouse at Mumbles to Swansea and beyond.

West Cross Woodland - Mid-sized wooded park with a pleasant stream running through.

Whiteford Burrows National Nature Reserve and Llanrhidian Saltmarsh - Whiteford Burrows is seen as one of the best dune systems in Britain and have an excellent series of dune habitats.

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Ynystawe Park - Park located along the banks of the River Tawe with a children's play area, bowling green and tennis court the park also includes two football pitches, a basketball court and BMX and skate jump.

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