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A-Z parks, nature reserves and outdoor spaces

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

Herbaceous border in Singleton Botanical Gardens

Argyll Gardens

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

Ashlands/Bandfield

These two sites, Ashlands and Bandfield are adjacent to each other. There are football pitches and playing fields.

Barlands Common

A small (14.6 hectares) secluded common with footpaths linking to Fairwood Common and Clyne Common. Situated adjacent to Barlands Common on the B4436.

Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve

Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve is comprised of 46 acres (19 hectares) of woodland and limestone grassland.

Bishopston Valley

Bishopston Valley (near to Bishopston village), owned and managed by the National Trust, actually runs from Kittle in the north to Pwll Du Bay in the south.

Blackpill SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Wildlife Centre

In 1986 Blackpill beach was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of its importance for local and migratory birds who stop over during the winter to refuel on their global journeys from Africa to Greenland and the Russian Steppe.

Blaenymaes Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

An urban park situated in the heart of Blaenymaes. It offers great family activities for both younger and older children.

Bonymaen Park

Set in the urban area of north east Swansea, Bonymaen Park is a focal point to the local community. It has a number of facilities that will appeal to all age groups.

Bracelet Bay

Bracelet Bay is home to the Coastguard station and the Mumbles Lighthouse, with views across the Bristol Channel to Devon on a clear day.

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. The latter also being a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).

Bryn Lliw Grasslands and Mynydd Lliw Common

Mynydd Lliw is common land that is predominantly old spoil heaps which have vegetation regeneration.

Brynmelyn Park

A small city centre oasis in Waun Wen.

Brynmill Park

An extremely popular urban park. As well as having some superb facilities, park also has a unique outdoor classroom, the Discovery Centre.

Bryn Y Don Park

Situated in the heart of the Waun Wen with extensive views over the city it is no wonder why Bryn Y Don Park is much-loved by local residents.

Cadle Heath Local Nature Reserve

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

Cefn Bryn

Cefn Bryn is a 5-mile long ridge of common land, known locally as the backbone of Gower. One of the main attractions of the Bryn is a large Neolithic monument called Arthur's Stone not far from the summit of the ridge.

Clase Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

This recreational ground, situated north of the city, is located within a busy community housing area and provides children with an open space to run around.

Clyne Common and Mansel Green

This is a large area of common land (286 hectares) crossed by the B4436, with the development of West Cross and Mayals on the eastern boundary of Clyne Common and the village of Murton abutting Mansel Green to the south west.

Clyne Gardens

Clyne Gardens contains varied National Collections of plants set in beautiful parkland. Internationally famous for its superb collections of Rhododendrons, Pieris and Enkianthus, the gardens offer a haven of tranquillity, lush planting and interesting features.

Clyne Valley Country Park

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

Cockett Woods

A pleasant park of mature trees and woodland which is immediately adjacent to a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation called Cockett Wheels and Park, which is oak dominated woodland grading into alder dominated valley floor.

Coed Bach Park

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.

Crymlyn Quarry Wood

Crymlyn Quarry Wood is a small broadleaved woodland and meadow area.

Cwm Level Park and Playing Fields

There are mature trees around the perimeter of this grass area. There are 2 football pitches available to book, winter only (Sept - April inclusive), a small playground and large grass area adjacent to football pitch, although it can be very wet.

Cwmbwrla Park

This big open park situated north of Swansea city centre is a great spot for stretching your legs and walking the dog.

Cwmdonkin Park

Cwmdonkin Park is a beautiful park situated in the heart of the city. The park has recently benefited from an extensive regeneration programme with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional Development Fund, Visit Wales and the City and County of Swansea.

Cwmllwyd Wood Local Nature Reserve

Managed for wildlife and people Cwmllwyd Wood lies on the southern slope of Cockett Valley about two miles from Swansea.

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, and provides the community with a place to meet and play.

Elba Woodlands

The Elba Woodlands are a small area of natural trees that have evolved in a corner of the Elba Playing field site.

Elba Sports Complex

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

Fendrod Lake

Fendrod Lake occupies an area of 13 acres in the heart of the Swansea Enterprise Park.

Graig y Coed

This area encompasses a community woodland, being developed under the North Gower Woodlands Project, and playing fields.

Hafod Park

A large open green space with excellent facilities for both younger and older children. Also, plenty of room to walk the dog and stretch your legs.

Hardings Down

Hardings Down (owned by Llangennith Manors) is an open heathland hill site covering approximately 65 hectares. It was largely inaccessible until recently due to the height and density of bracken coverage.

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

Set within the Birchgrove area of Swansea, this park boasts a spacious recreational ground and children's play area, offering the young people of the area the facilities to play, whatever their interest.

Hillside Wildlife Corridor including Rosehill Quarry

Hillside Wildlife Corridor is an extensive area (27 hectares) of natural open space, just one mile from Swansea City Centre.

Jersey Park

Jersey Park has a range of facilities to enjoy. This out-of-city park provides a valued service to the local community of St Thomas and Dan-y-Craig.

Killay Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Killay Marsh covers covers 21.3 acres (8.62 hectares) and comprises of a mosaic of habitats and has some superb examples of many threatened and protected wetland habitats.

Kilvey Hill

Kilvey Hill, a large (3 km2­) prominent site on the east side of Swansea, is a community woodland managed by Kilvey Community Woodland Volunteers, Forest Enterprise and the City and County of Swansea.

King George V Playing Fields (Mumbles Road)

This site is predominantly sports pitches. There are trees around the perimeter. There is open access to the site.

Knelston Marsh

Knelston Marsh is an important area of high quality rush pasture surrounded by arable land and improved grassland.

Langland Bay Amenity Areas

Adjacent to the attractive sands of Langland Bay are tennis courts, a seaside promenade, beach huts, pleasant shrub area and seating.

Langland Cliffs

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

Leadfield, Ffynnon Deml

In contrast to the designed landscape of the neighbouring Morriston Park, this is a large area of open grassland (currently grazed by ponies) with a boggy area that provides a great habitat for amphibians like frogs, toads and newts.

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

Situated at the western end of the Gower Peninsula, located between the small settlements of Llanmadoc and Cheriton to the northeast, and Llangennith to the southwest.

Lliw Reservoirs - Upper and Lower

The reservoirs lie within an area of stunning mountain scenery that characterises the Mawr, north of Swansea.