Sandford Park

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Play areas and outdoor fitness equipment in Cheltenham's award winning parks and open spaces will be open from Saturday 4 July 2020. Please follow the latest guidance. More information available from Cheltenham Borough Council.

With a large play area for kids, lots of open space and beautiful flower beds, Sandford Park is one of Cheltenham's lesser known treasures.

It begins in Cheltenham town centre, running from the High Street to Keynsham Road.

Did you know there's an edible garden in Sandford Park? Read more about Sandford Park Secrets here

From Cheltenham Borough Council

Sandford Park is well used by many as a pleasant route to work, or for quiet lunch breaks in the sun. The recreational side of the park, across College Road and adjacent to Sandford lido, is popular for picnics and games, and also has a large play area and toilets. The ornamental side of the park is divided into three sections. The main part houses a fountain with seating, landscaped beds, and stunning flower displays in the summer months.

A meandering path leads to the restful cascade pools and the River Chelt. The cascades are a popular training ground for ducklings in the springtime and if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a local kingfisher! The Annecy Gardens, named after one of Cheltenham's twin towns, are to the north side of the park, and the Italian Gardens, complete with sunken pool and fountains, lie to the west.

Sandford Park
Play Equipment - young children YES Toddler Play Area
Play Equipment - older children YES Junior Climbing Frame
Green Space YES
Water Feature YES The River Chelt
Parking YES on street, pay and display
Bus Route Buses into town
Toilets YES
Refreshments YES Lido Café


Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours