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Parks and outdoor activities

Swansea is blessed with acres of open space to enjoy all year round.

A-Z parks, nature reserves and outdoor spaces

Find out more about the parks, gardens and nature reserves around Swansea.

Hanging baskets

We are producing hanging baskets and floral displays once again this year to brighten up the streets and shop fronts around Swansea.


All playgrounds are open to the public.


We currently sow around 40,000 square metres (almost 10 acres or about 6 football pitches) of wildflowers across approximately 190 sites in Swansea.


Walkers are spoilt for choice in Swansea and Gower. There is everything from level promenades and parkland for an easy stroll to more strenuous hikes over beaches, moorland and through ancient woods.

Swansea Prom

Enjoy a great day out along Swansea Prom.

Parks and outdoor activities search

Use our parks and outdoor activities search to find outdoor spaces in Swansea, including what facilities and activities they offer.

Adopt a bench

We will install a personalised stainless steel plaque, engraved with the words you want, on the park bench that you choose from the locations available.


There are 16 allotments managed by allotment associations. There is also a privately-owned and managed allotment available.

Outdoor gyms

We have 10 fitness stations located at Fendrod Lake, and a fitness trail along Swansea Prom with equipment free for all to use.


Coarse fishing lakes, ponds and clubs in Swansea.


Swansea and Gower are fantastic areas in which to practice orienteering.


Have a go at geocaching around Swansea and Gower and see what you can find!

Park hire facilities

Ty'r Blodau in Singleton Park is available for private hire for a variety of different purposes.

Parks useful numbers

Our aim is to ensure that all our parks remain a safe and friendly place, so everyone can enjoy the range of events and activities that take place throughout the year.

Adopt or donate a tree

We will suspend a personalised stainless steel plaque, engraved with the words of your choice on the adopted or donated tree of your choice.

Cut and collect trial - boosting biodiversity

We are fighting the climate and nature emergencies with some new equipment.

Adopt a flower bed

Adopt a beautiful flower bed in Swansea's prestigious and stunning gardens.

Grass cutting and tree maintenance

Information on grass cutting and tree maintenance work that we carry out.

Tree maintenance - guidance for homeowners and landowners

Basic, practical advice on the most common enquiries gardeners, homeowners and landowners have relating to trees and similar woody plants.

Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed is an invasive species of plant and is the fastest growing in the UK.

Ash dieback

Ash dieback, also known as Chalara dieback of ash, is a fungal disease that affects all species of ash trees (Fraxinus). The disease has spread west across the country and is now affecting almost all parts of Wales.


ParkLives offers fun activities in parks, encouraging people to make new friends and enjoy the green spaces in their local community.

Report treasure

If you find an object which you think may be historic or valuable ('treasure') in the Swansea or Neath Port Talbot council areas then you must report it to the local coroner as soon as possible.
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