Active Places

Parks and Open Spaces

Charnwood Borough Council are responsible for the management and maintenance of award-winning green spaces and landscaping in Loughborough, including many villages across the borough.

Parks in many of the villages and towns across Charnwood are usually maintained by the local town or parish councils.

Play areas

There are 44 play areas in Charnwood to enjoy. You can find a list of them below.

The Council will begin to reopen play areas from the 6th July. For more information on the reopening please visit

Outdoor Gyms

Outdoor gyms are a free and accessible way to get active whilst enjoying the fresh air.

The Council's Outdoor Gyms are beginning to reopen from 6th July. Please follow similar precautions as laid out here

Southfields Park

Charnwood Borough Council has invested £40,000 in a new outdoor gym with its own phone app at Southfields Park in Loughborough to improve the open space and encourage people to get active.

Designed and installed by Proludic, the outdoor gym comprises 12 stations from Proludic's Urbanix range– upper body, lower body and cardio – to provide a full body workout.

The patented bi-directional hydraulic system can be set in eight different positions, enabling people of all abilities to exercise at a pace suitable for them and to progress the difficulty as fitness improves.

The Polysafe seats and handles are user friendly, and designed to stand up to intensive use in an outdoor environment.

Further information

For more information about green spaces in Charnwood please visit