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

Queen's Park, 54 Frederick St, Loughborough LE11 3BJ

There are 44 play areas in Charnwood to enjoy.

To find your nearest Play area click here

We hope you enjoy using the play area's and thank you for helping to keep everyone safe by always following these simple instructions.

For local guidance, information and updates on all service changes and closures for families using our play areas safely during Covid-19 please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/playareas

Click here for Covid-19 Government guidance for managing playgrounds

Outdoor Gyms

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

*** CURRENTLY ALL OUTDOOR GYMS FACILITIES ARE CLOSED ***

Click here for Covid-19 Government guidance for managing outdoor gyms

Southfields Park - 90 Leicester Rd, Loughborough LE11 2AQ

Charnwood Borough Council has invested £40,000 in a new outdoor gym with its own phone app at Southfields Park 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.

You can download the free Proludic Sports app for instructions on how to use the equipment, track their workouts and set up fitness groups.

Jubilee Park - Off Buckingham Drive, Loughborough LE11 4TS

Jubilee Park's outdoor gym comprises 7 stations designed and installed by Proludic, with a range of static and adjustable equipment from Proludic's Urbanix range to provide a full body workout.

  • Hydraulic Squat
  • Hydraulic Stepper
  • Pendulum & Twister
  • Abs bench
  • Tricep Dips
  • Hydraulic Triceps
  • Chest press

You can download the free Proludic Sports app for instructions on how to use the equipment, track their workouts and set up fitness groups.


Please follow our guidance for using any of the outdoor gym equipment safely www.charnwood.gov.uk/playareas


Further information

For more information about green spaces in Charnwood please visit