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.

Activities such as Green Gym are a refreshing approach to outdoor exercise, designed to improve people's health and wellbeing and make a positive impact on the local environment. It is a flexible and FREE way to get active. To find out more see the link below.

There are 44 play areas in Charnwood to enjoy. You can find a list of them on the Charnwood Borough Council's website below.

For more information about green spaces in Charnwood please visit

Outdoor Gyms

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

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.