Play area at Roath Park Lake among 21 more Cardiff play areas re-opening


A further 21 children's play areas in Cardiff, including the popular facility at Roath Park Lake, are to be re-opened this weekend. Once these facilities are open it will mean 91 sites across the city are available to use.

Play areas are being opened on a phased basis, following a safety first approach and with a view to ensuring that children across the city have some play provision in their local area as quickly as possible. If a play area has had all swings removed, this is because it has not re-opened yet and the swings have been removed to enable them to be untangled and reset, prior to re-opening.

21 play areas will open from midday on Saturday (8thAugust). They are:

Brewery Park (Adamsdown); Canal Park (Butetown); Schooner Way Junior (Butetown); Schooner Way Toddler (Butetown);Heol Trelai (Caerau);Treseder Park (Caerau); Victoria Park - Toddler (Canton); Victoria Park - Junior (Canton); Creigiau play area (Creigiau & St Fagans); Roath Park (Cyncoed);Fairwater Park (Fairwater);Rosedale (Fairwater);Matthew Walk (Llandaff);Sedgemoor Road (Llanrumney); Roath Rec (Plasnewydd); Peppermint Park (Pontprennau & St Mellons);Moorland Library Gardens (Splott); Cemaes Crescent - Toddler (Trowbridge); Cemaes Crescent - Junior (Trowbridge); Whitchurch Library Gardens - toddler (Whitchurch & Tongwynlais); Whitchurch Library Gardens - Junior (Whitchurch & Tongwynlais).


In line with Welsh Government guidance and health and safety legislation. All sites have gone through a Covid-19 risk assessment and the equipment and safety surfaces have been inspected by a qualified playground inspector, prior to re-opening.

Changes have been made to some play areas to help maintain social distancing and minimise risk of transmitting Covid-19 - for example, some swing seats have been removed to ensure a 2 metre distance is maintained.

To help ensure safety, new signage has also been installed, asking families using the sites to:


  • wash or sanitise their hands, before, after and during using the equipment;
  • follow social distancing requirements;
  • limit visits to 30 minutes during busy times;
  • only have a maximum of one adult per child in the play area.


The 70 play areas which are already open are:

Adamscroft open space(Adamsdown);Adamsdown Square(Adamsdown);Belmont Walk (Butetown);Britannia Park(Butetown);Craiglee Drive(Butetown);Hamadryad Park(Butetown);Hodges Square(Butetown); Loudon Square(Butetown);Windsor Esplanade(Butetown);Emblem Close(Caerau);Emerson Close(Caerau);Heol Homfrey(Careau);Trelai Park(Caerau);Jubilee Park(Canton); Sanatorium Road - Toddler(Canton);Bute Park Play Trail(Cathays);Cogan Gardens(Cathays);Maindy Park(Cathays);Rhydlarfer(Creigiau and St Fagans);Green Farm Road(Ely);Wilson Road Toddler(Ely);Wilson Road Junior(Ely);Beechley Road(Fairwater); Chorley Close(Fairwater);Whitland Crescent(Fairwater);Maitland Park(Gabalfa);Maitland Road - agility area(Gabalfa); Sevenoaks Park(Grangetown); The Marl - Toddler(Grangetown); The Marl - Junior(Grangetown);Heath Park(Heath);Heol y Delyn(Lisvane);Mill Heath Drive(Lisvane);Hailey Park Junior(Llandaff North);Hailey Park Toddler(Llandaff North);Bryn Glas Junior(Llanishen);Bryn Glas Toddler(Llanishen);Heol y Barcud(Llanishen);St Martin's Crescent - Toddler(Llanishen); St Martin's Crescent - Junior(Llanishen);Watkin's Square(Llanishen);Rumney Recreation Ground(Llanrumney);Coed y Gores(Pentwyn); Chapelwood(Pentwyn);Parc Coed y Nant(Pentwyn);Waun Fach(Pentwyn);Garth Newydd(Pentyrch);Garth Olwg(Pentyrch);Penuel Road(Pentyrch);Cyncoed Gardens(Penylan);Hammond Way(Penylan);Sovereign Chase(Penylan);Shelley Gardens(Plasnewydd); Butterfield Park(Pontprennau / St Mellons);Cwm Farm Junior(Radyr);Cym Farm Toddler(Radyr);Fisherhill Way(Radyr / Morganstown);Despenser Gardens Junior(Riverside);Despenser Gardens Toddler(Riverside);Wyndham Street(Riverside);Greenway Road(Rumney);Beaufort Square(Splott);Horwood Close(Splott);Splott Park(Splott);Tremorfa Park(Splott);Wilkinson Close(Splott); Heol Maes Eirwg(Trowbridge);Heritage Park(Trowbridge);Hollybush(Whitchurch & Tongwynlais);Ironbridge Road(Whitchurch & Tongwynlais).


More sites will be re-opened in coming weeks. Please follow us on Twitter @cardiffcouncil or on Facebook @cardiff.council1 for updates.