Opened in 1825, Pittville Park is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and features the magnificent Pump Room and lakes. This park is given a grade 2 listing under the English Heritage register of historic parks and gardens, with the Pump Room as a grade 1 historic building. Pittville Park won it’s first Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Accredition in 2016 and still flies the flag
Pittville Park is divided in two by Evesham Road. Most people are familiar with the eastern side of the park, which is overlooked by Pittville Pump Room, and home to the main children’s play area and the aviaries where you’ll find our popular birds and bunnies. However, to the west of Evesham Road lies the much larger western park with its more natural layout and small areas of woodland. Here you will find the larger ‘lower lake’ where you can fish during the fishing season, and there is a smaller children’s play area along with tennis courts, a pitch and putt golf course and a skate park.
Toilets can be found in the eastern park just to the south of the play area, and you can buy refreshments at the Kiosk in the play area and at Central Cross Cafe which is in the southern section alongside Central Cross Drive.
Pittville Park is to the north of the town and straddles Evesham Road. The park borders Tommy Taylor’s Lane to the west and Pittville Lawn to the east, and the narrow southern section of the park stretches as far south as Wellington Road.
We are in the process of installing parking meters at Pittville Pump Room car park following public consultation on the new arrangements. This is to help manage and prioritise visitors to Pittville Park and the Pump Room, whilst helping to encourage sustainable modes of transport and discourage long stay and commuter parking.
Due to the pandemic the planned introduction of charges was delayed. From the beginning of March, all customers will need to enter their registration details and display a ticket. A charge of £1 will only apply for customers wishing to stay for more than 2 hours (up to a maximum of 4 hours). There is no charge for customers wishing to stay for less than 2 hours. As with our other car parks, blue badge holders will be able to stay up to 3 hours without charge.
Cheltenham Multi-Entry Multi-Directional Visitors Guide © Simon Newbound