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Parks and Play Areas

We are very fortunate in Rhondda Cynon Taf that most of us live or work near a park, play area or open space.

Cafe---Lake---Bandstand---Fountains---Flowers---Birds---2018-44 Barry Sidings Country Park - sun light


Getting out and about and enjoying the great outdoors has now become more important than ever and thankfully Rhondda Cynon Taf has lots to offer:

There are 10 main park in Rhondda Cynon Taf and each one has its own unique character and offers a variety of fun things to do - from bowling greens to play areas, swan pedalo boats to thermal springs, each park has lots of things to keep you entertained all day.

For more information on things to do and great days out in Rhondda Cynon Taf visit the Council's tourism website.

Play Areas

Play areas are a vital part of a community and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council owns and maintains over 200 play areas across the County Borough. Since 2015 the Council has invested over £4.3M in refurbishing these sites for young people to enjoy. Local play areas are also owned and maintained by local Community Council's and other organisations. 

You can find your nearest play area by using the below map. Council owned play areas are outlined and coloured in RED and those under community council ownership are outlined and coloured in dark GREY. If your local play area isn't listed, please let us know by emailing and we can add it to the map. 


Countryside and Woodlands 

There are many more council owned sites that are less well known. Below are some of our favourites but let us know where you see wildlife in Rhondda Cynon Taf:

  • Duffryn Woods (Mountain Ash)
  • Glynhafod Recreation Grounds (Cwmaman)
  • Llwydcoed Park
  • Peace Park (Mountain Ash)
  • Shonis Pond (Treforest)
  • Victoria Park Pleasure Grounds (Mountain Ash)
  • Parc Nant Celyn (Efail Isaf)
  • Craig yr Hesg Nature Reserve (Pontypridd)

To find your nearest local park or countryside site, please see the map above. Parks and countryside sites are outlined and coloured in GREEN..