Parks and Playgrounds

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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is custodian to 619 hectares of publicly owned open space. We believe it is important to look after, protect, and develop our parks and public open spaces ranging from Cyfarthfa Park to our small playgrounds and "doorstep" spaces within our residential areas.

Our parks, sports fields, play areas and school grounds all add to the network of green spaces which contributes to the character of the County Borough. They foster local pride and make a key contribution to the image of the County Borough.

Parks and open spaces are for the benefit of everyone, and the use and enjoyment of our public spaces will ensure their future success. Times have changed and people’s expectations are far higher than ever before. The demand is for the whole family, for the very young teenagers, adults and senior citizens. We provide various amenities throughout the County Borough Including 5 Recreational Parks, 32 Sports playing fields, 5 Bowling greens and 57 Playgrounds throughout the County Borough.

Treharris Park

Treharris Park opened its gates as a recreational pleasure ground in 1912. The park is home to children's playground and paddling pool, bandstand, bowling green, pavilion, football pitch and much more. The park houses magnificent specimens of conifer and maple trees, which, partnered by the mass of bedding plants & shrubs highlight the parks natural beauty throughout the summer months.

Opening Times

1st April - 30th September: 7 days a week 10am - 5.30pm 1st October - 31st March Closed Monday Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 4pm

Thomastown Park

Thomastown Park is home to approximately 17 acres of parkland and is situated east of Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre.

This park is know locally as a beauty spot and is home to a bandstand, bowling green, three hard stand tennis courts, children's play facilities and also a paddling pool which is open during the summer months.

The beautifully arranged park offers tranquil walks taking in the scenery of the area along with views of the surrounding countryside.

Newland Park

The Park, which is adjacent to Penydarren High Street, was the home of the famous Dowlais White Tip, which was one of the oldest tips in town dating back to the earliest days of iron making in the late 18th Century.

The interpretation panels provide information on the history of the Park up until the present day, where it is now an appealing park area with four newly created Public Rights of Way, which provide enjoyable and easy to use urban footpaths, and gives you the opportunity to take in some breathtaking views of Merthyr Tydfil.

The Park area is also home to woodland blocks, grassland, two ponds and two area of developing heath. There is a small car park adjacent to the site and two bus stops to improve accessibility for those who don't live close to the park

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