Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and Open Spaces

Reading Borough Council is committed to preserving and improving Reading Borough Council's parks and open spaces for generations to come.

We are responsible for managing and maintaining Reading's parks and open spaces estate comprising of over 100 parks and playgrounds including about 5 miles of riverside and a growing number of children's playgrounds, teenager and ball games' areas and skate parks

We also look after a wide variety of land used for sports & other facilities including numerous football pitches, cricket pitches, bowls greens, and tennis courts. These facilities are managed with close liaison with various leagues clubs and the Sports Development Team.

Reading has 20 woodlands, many are ancient and four of these are Local Nature Reserves. The Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups are especially active within these areas. Most of the parks have areas managed for nature conservation.