Ynysangharad War Memorial Park

Six-time recipient of the Green Flag Award |Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, situated in the centre of Pontypridd is definitely worth a visit.

As the home of countless fantastic events such as Ponty’s Big Weekend, the Big Welsh Bite, Mega Family Fun Days, seasonal fireworks, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is one of the premier public parks available in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

As if this wasn’t enough, golf and tennis lessons, year-round fun and games for children, expansive open spaces and exercise classes for all ages are just a selection of the other services that make the historical location well worth a visit.

The Park also offers a wide range of facilities, including a children's play area, pitch and putt golf course, bowling greens, football, cricket pitches and tennis courts, bandstand and refreshment kiosks.

The Park contains a wide range of specimen trees and shrubs, as well as colourful seasonal planting. This historic park is the home to the Evan and James James memorial, composers of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ('Land of my Fathers') and the memorial to two World Wars and the Falklands War.

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Free ‘Open Access’ Play and Sport sessions for children aged five-14 are being held at the Park throughout the Summer every Tuesday, Wednesday  and Thursday until Thursday,  August 28.

Meet for activities on the grassed area near the bowls pavilion at the rear of the ball courts. They include games, sports, arts, crafts, water play, messy play and den building.  On Wednesdays, there’s extra emphasis on sport. Morning sessions are held from 10am-12pm and afternoon sessions from 1-3pm.

Please note, children must be registered before attending.  Children aged between five and eight years can only attend one session per day. For more information, please contact the Family Information Service on FREEPHONE 0800 180 4151 or the ‘free from mobiles’ number 0300 111 4151.

Opening Times

Ynysangharad Park
Month Day Time

October - March

Monday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm
April Monday - Sunday 8:30am - 8:00pm
May - August

Monday - Sunday

8:30am - 9:00pm

September Monday - Sunday 8:30am - 8:00pm


Manager's Office : 01443 404699
Ranger Service : 07786523577

Location of the Park:

The main entrance to the park is on Bridge Street just off the A470 interchange roundabout.  There is a convenient entrance to the park via a bridge across the Taff River from the main shopping area of Taff Street.

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