About Us

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About Us

Explore, Enjoy and Engage with your local parks in Cambridgeshire, Cambs Open Space will provide information about the county's parks and open spaces. This website aims to engage and encourage residents and visitors to make more of the valuable local space and visit parks they may not have previously explored.

Cambs Open Space website presents the top 200 parks in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the website provides links to external website for organisations that manage and run the parks. Some of this information provided is third party content. All details are provided in good faith and Living Sport cannot take any responsibility for the information on parks, groups or the events delivered across the county.  If you find anything incorrect or missing, please let us know by filling out the 'tell us something is missing form' or emailing cambsopenspace@livingsport.co.uk

How to use the website

Cambs Open Space will signpost users to outdoor spaces to undertake physical activity to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing along with inviting spaces to socialise and enjoy with friends and family.

There are two main functions to assist users to navigate the website:

Search bar

  • Available on the home page
  • Search for the following:
    • Parks - search for a range of parks in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
    • Activities - search for a range of activities such as cycling, football, volunteering etc
    • Events - search for a range of event such as ParkRun, Nature walks etc

 Interactive Parks Map 

  • Available on the parks page
  • The interactive map allows users to explore parks within the county 
  • Searches can be filtered to find parks that offer certain activities, facilities, features etc

If you would like to access more information on how to use the Cambs Open Space website, please contact the team via the contact us page.  

Definition of Parks

Park Type  Definition  Example 
Country Park A large park setting providing a wide range of recreational activities including outdoor sports facilities, play equipment and informal recreational pursuits, nature trails, cycle routes, formal picnic areas, facilities refreshment and toilets. Nene Park Trust

Neighbourhood Public Parks & Gardens

Park setting providing a variety of recreation activities, including outdoor sports facilities and playing fields, play equipment, informal seating areas and walking (e.g recreation grounds).

Cherry Hinton Hall
Natural & Semi Natural Open Space

Park setting including a range of natural features; Woodland, scrub, grassland, heath or moor, wetlands open & running water wastelands, wetlands (e.g. nature reserves).

Somersham Local Nature Reserve 

About the Funders

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Future Parks Accelerator (CPFP) is a partnership project between seven local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the Local Nature Partnership. The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the National Trust and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

CPFP Team have partnered with Peterborough City Council and funding from the Towns Fund Grant, provided by MHCLG to part fund the development of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Parks Map Website.

From the 1st April CPFP Team and Peterborough City Council have partnered with the charity Living Sport to take over the content management of the Cambs Open Space website. 

Quotation marks

“An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”

David Attenborough A National Treasure