Coronavirus precautions in parks

Please follow government advice:

Stay at home

          • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
          • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
          • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

You are welcome to use parks and green spaces for health reasons as long as you follow social distancing rules above. This may even mean not entering a park if it is already busy.

To maintain safety for the public; children’s play areas are closed, non-essential parks operations are currently suspended, and cafes and kiosks are closed.

For updates from Bath & North East Somerset Council during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, please go to this page on our website:



A quintessential Victorian 2 hectare (5 Acre) park realised following a landslide that destroyed houses beneath Camden Crescent in 1870s. Between 1885 and 1889 the Corporation Parks and Pleasure Grounds Committee laid out 'the Hedgemead Pleasure Ground', as it was known, including a bandstand, drinking fountain and contoured walks - many of which are still present in the park today. Situated within walking distance of the city centre, this park offers shaded areas for a stroll in the park, fine rose displays and many beautiful trees and shrubs.
To read a short history of the park put together by Nigel Pollard from Hedgemead Park Friends Group please click here. 


Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5NG -  View Map

Accessible from Lansdown Road, Guinea Lane (BA1 5NB) and The Paragon (BA1 5LY).


A selection of children's play equipment

Shady and winding paths offer a quiet stroll in the park amongst the busy City.

Benches offer a place to sit and enjoy far reaching views over this World Heritage City.

Many beautiful trees and shrubs, and fine rose displays.

Historic bandstand and fountain.

Vegmead - the community vegetable garden

Lime trees managed in the traditional Victorian way: by pollarding.

Public transport

Good public transport links from Bath Bus Station to London Road (A3039).


The closest car parks are located at Avon Street and Charlotte Street.

Disabled access

Steep gradients and steps in this park make it unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Friends Group

To view the Friends groups webpage please follow the relevant link on this page: Friends of Parks

In April 2019, the inaugural EGM meeting was held by the newly formed Friends of Hedgemead Park, supported by Bath and North East Somerset's Council Parks Department. The Department has worked hard on upgrades to the park in the last few years, including filling potholes, painting entrance gates, as well as planting and litter picks. In addition, the bandstand has been repaired and repainted, and the old shelter had been repaired with a new shingle roof. The Friends group also cleaned, rubbed down and repainted the historic drinking fountain, and the World Heritage Enhancement Fund regilded the eagle on the top. The volunteer input enabled this project to happen. 

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