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Local parks, gardens, and green spaces in the Vale


There are plenty of fantastic parks and gardens throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. From local parks and playing fields to fantastic local nature reserves and country parks.


To find your nearest park please enter your postcode:



Parks in Barry


Central Park | Gladstone Gardens | Knap Gardens | Parade Gardens | Porthkerry Country Park |

Romilly Park | Pencoedtre Park | Victoria Park



Parks in Penarth


Alexandra Park | Belle Vue ParkCosmeston Lakes Country Park | Cosmeston Medieval Village |

Italian Gardens | Windsor Gardens



Parks in the Rural Vale


Cowbridge Physic Garden | Dunraven Gardens | Dyffryn Gardens | Old Hall Gardens | Rhoose Point




Green Flag Award Scheme

The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK


The scheme was launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. The first awards were given in 1997 and today the scheme continues to provide the benchmark against which our parks and green spaces are measured.


Green Flag Parks



Country Parks

There are two Country Parks in the Vale of Glamorgan, found on the outskirts of the urban areas of Barry and Penarth


Porthkerry and Cosmeston Lakes Country Parks allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy the countryside in an informal setting. They offer over 200 hectares of woodlands, meadows and beaches for you to explore and provide a range of facilities including car parking and toilets.



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Volunteering Opportunities with the Vale's Countryside Service

Full training and support working with our Ranger Team 


The Vale's Countryside Service is looking for volunteers to help out at a range of wonderful locations around the Vale:


  • Heritage Coast including Dunraven Walled Gardens and Ogmore-by-Sea
  • Porthkerry Country Park
  • Cosmeston 
  • Public Rights of Way


For more information, please contact: