Map of Play Areas

List of Yate’s parks and open spaces

Yate Town Council maintains the following parks and open spaces in Yate.

Yate Common
The Common, Yate
  • Brinsham Fields
  • Goose Green
  • Kingsgate Park
  • Longs Drive
  • Lye Field
  • Millside Open Space
  • St. Mary`s Green
  • The Common
  • Tylers Field
  • Yate Rocks Common
  • Wellington Road

Enhancing Play Areas across Yate

In light of the success of the Witches Hat Play Area refurbishment, the Town Council undertook a project in 2005 to revamp and enhance the St Mary’s Play Area.  In 2006, we enhanced Millside Playzone. Following consultation with the users of the Playzone, we installed some new spikas (twirly sticks), a football goal and an aerial runway.  The Kingsgate Park Play area has also been upgraded and houses state of the art equipment for children up to 12 years of age. 

Play equipment is also sited at:

  • Eggshill Lane
  • Howard Lewis Park
  • St Mary’s Field
  • Tyndale Park
  • Yate West Kickabout
  • Brinsham Fields & Lake ( both senior and junior)
  • Longs Drive
  • Halifax Road Kickabout
  • Lye Field Kickabout

All Town Council play areas are revamped and enhanced on a rolling programme.   

Regular Safety Surveys

Yate Town Council regularly inspects play equipment and has annual independent safety surveys of all play equipment, in order to maintain a high standard of service provision.

Kingsgate Park Refurbishment Project

Project Updates

Please click here for a copy of the Play Area Floor Plan

Kingsgate Park Phased Closure

Between June and November 2023, areas of Kingsgate Play area will be closed periodically, as we undertake a major refurbishment.

To ensure site and public safety, areas of the play area, surrounding pathways, car park and outdoor gym will close periodically. 

On 1st September, works to recondition the multi activity games area (sports court) commenced.  This area will be closed periodically, for 14 days from the start date.

From 11th September, phase 2 will commence with the removal of the existing toddler area, to be replaced with a brand-new accessible play area suitable for children up to 11 years.  This area will be closed for approximately 9 weeks from 11th September.

Elmwood car park will be partially closed for approx. 9 weeks from 11th September. The car park will be closed completely for approximately. 48hours on Monday 18.9.23 and on Thursday 05.10.2023.

As YTC aims to reduce, reuse and recycle to minimise its environmental impact, surplus soil from the play area will be left on site to support our ecological work. We advise the public to take care in areas where soil is stored, and not to move or climb on the soil.

We politely remind carers, that children must be supervised at all times, in all areas of Kingsgate Park.

If you have any questions regarding the Kingsgate Park Refurbishment Project, please contact our team.

Kingsgate Park refurb closing dates

Explore Yate Booklet

Thanks to a sterling effort by our retiring Deputy Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer, Stephanie Davies, in gathering all of the information, we have launched an Explore Yate Booklet, giving a guided tour of play areas, parks and open spaces.  This contains interesting facts about Yate that you may not have heard and there is also a quiz that you can enter.

Click here to download a copy of our Explore Yate Booklet.

Mayors Bear Trail

Do you have what it takes to crack the code? Inside our play areas the Mayor’s Bear has hidden a letter, can you collect them all to reveal the secret word?

To inspire families to explore the amazing facilities Yate Town Council has to offer we invite you to download and discover the Mayor’s Bear Trail, a map of 14 play areas, hidden within are 14 letters to collect and combine to reveal the Mayor’s Bear’s secret word! To keep up with the Mayor’s Bear adventures follow us on social media @YateTownCouncil and share photos of your outdoor expeditions by tagging #Yateisgreat – Good luck and happy hunting!

The Mayors Bear Trail Clues

Download copy of the Mayor’s Bear Map 331.43 KB


Mayor’s Bear Trail Clue’s 8.02 MB


Colour coded play area map for Mayor’s Bear Trail 485.25 KB


Check your answers here (Mayor’s Bear Map completed) 335.55 KB

Council Sports Facilities in Yate

Yate Town Council has outdoor tennis courts, a bowling green, football pitches and also a sports pavilion. These facilities are all located at Sunnyside Lane.

Our sports facilities are available for hire. Visit our book a venue or sports facility page for more details, including hire rates.

Council Sports Facilities

  • Bowling Green (Sunnyside)
  • Football Pitches (The Common)
  • Tennis Courts (Sunnyside)
  • Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC)

Bowling in Yate

Yate Bowling Green
Yate Bowling Green

Sunnyside Pavilion and the Bowling Green are facilities owned by Yate Town Council and are located at Sunnyside Playing Fields, Moorland Road, Yate. The facilities are provided for both members of the public and the Yate and District Bowling Club members to go bowling in Yate. 

Yate and District Bowling Club operate the facilities and administer the public bookings of the Bowling Green and the sports pavilion. See below for more details…

Book a Rink at Yate Bowling Green

Yate's Bowling Green
Yate Bowling Green

The bowling green can be hired by non members at a charge of £5 per person, per rink for 2 hours.    There will occasionally be times when the green is booked out for club matches or special occasions – please phone Yate Town Council on 01454 866251 or email

To Hire the Sunnyside Sports Pavilion

Sunnyside Sports Pavilion - Yate Bowling
Sunnyside Sports Pavilion

The Sports Pavilion is a suitable venue for social events/meetings and is available for hire, holding up to 50 people. For more information visit the Hire a Venue page.

Book Community Table Tennis at the Parish Hall

Would your Community Group like to play table tennis?


Community Table Tennis at the Parish Hall 787.22 KB

Book a Tennis Court

Tennis Bookings Poster

As well as great social interaction for all ages table tennis offers great mind-body stimulation, aerobic exercise and can help improve hand-eye coordination, balance and reflexes.

To book a court telephone 01454 866251 or email

Book a Football Pitch

For any enquiries, please telephone 01454 866251

Book a facility at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC)

For any enquiries, please telephone 01454 326600 or email

Use and Hire of Parks & Open Spaces

If you would like to use any of our parks or open spaces for a small event  to promote your community group or supply information to park users then  please follow the below checklist;

  • Let us know of any  large planned events or activities within the park so that we are aware and make sure that there aren’t other things going on. (NB: this isn’t suggested for smaller activities or events, especially those which are often repeated) Contact us by: 01454 866506 or visit our ‘Contact us’ page.
  • Proselytising is not permitted in our parks and open spaces without prior consent, we will designated a given space in order to balance quiet enjoyment of other users of the same space. Please get in touch with us in touch to discuss consent ( contact details above)
  • There is no permit or cost involved however if a  community group notifies us of a large event  (e.g. such as  Brass Band or large choir wishing to perform in the park, we do have a short form to capture any particular requirements (eg, if vehicular access is required and if so, necessary risk assessments).
  • Different arrangements apply for commercial organisations – please contact our bookings team; 01454 866251
Scroll to Top