Parks, open spaces and trees

Barnet has a great collection of parks and open spaces and these are an important part of what makes Barnet a green and family friendly borough.  People who live and work in Barnet enjoy access to

  • formal parks and gardens
  • wild landscapes
  • extensive areas of greenbelt and
  • leafy river valleys

Barnet’s parks are places where people can take part in formal sport, visit a park café, take the kids to the playground or just walk the dog.

Locking times for parks and open spaces

find your nearest park

Find your nearest park or open space

Use our directory to find a park or open space near you.

fair play playground

Fair Play Barnet playground

Fair Play Barnet playground is the first of its kind with maximum accessibility and inclusivity for both children and adults.

Holding an event in a Barnet Park

Holding an event in a Barnet park

Find out how to hold your event in a Barnet Park

Sport and fitness in parks

Sport and fitness in parks

Find a leisure centre, sports court, outdoor gym, skate park and other facilities near you. Or find out about and book a sport pitch.

Cycling trail

Walking, running and cycling trails

Get trail maps for walking, running and cycling in Barnet. Find out about Dollis Valley Greenwalk and other health walks in Barnet.

Trees in Barnet

All about Barnet's trees

Barnet Council to plant 5,000 trees

Sponsor a tree in Barnet

We've partnered with the charity Trees for Streets to help our community connect with nature and the environment. 

Through our tree sponsorship scheme, residents and businesses can sponsor a tree to be planted in their street or local park.  

Montrose playing field new playground

Improvements and investment in your parks and open spaces

The Council’s long-term vision is to ensure the Barnet’s parks are fit for the future through the development of key sites across the Borough

Parks and open space strategy

Parks and open space strategy

The Parks and Open Spaces strategy makes proposals for the development and management of green spaces in Barnet.  Through this strategy, we will ensure parks and open spaces are enhanced and continue to tell a positive story about Barnet as a place to live and work.

Parks and open spaces consultations

Parks and open spaces consultations

Have your say on the future of Barnet's parks and open spaces. 

Volunteer friends groups and adopt a place


We work closely with a number of friends of parks and volunteer groups to improve our parks and open spaces.

If you would like to register as a volunteer or find out more about volunteering opportunities, visit the Volunteering Barnet website, email us or telephone on 0300 365 9960

example of a memorial bench in park

Get a memorial bench in a park

Find out more about getting a memorial bench in a park or green space.



Allotment plots are popular as plotholders enjoy fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables with seasonal variety. The sites are self-managed by the members, who take care of their own plots and share responsibilities for the common areas.