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Parks opening times

Most parks can be accessed at all times, however there are several parks that are locked from dusk until dawn.

Locked parks

Locked parks in the borough:

  • Alpha Road
  • Carlisle Park
  • Castelnau Recreation Ground
  • Champions Wharf
  • Garricks Temple
  • Grimwood Road
  • Grove Gardens
  • North Sheen Recreation Ground
  • The Kings Field
  • Twickenham Rough
  • Vine Road
  • Westerley Ware
  • York House Gardens

Opening times 2024

All locked parks will be opened by 7.30am Monday to Saturday and by 9am on Sundays and bank holidays. Closing times vary depending on the time of year.

Parks may be closed up to 20 minutes before the stated locking time. We ask everyone to cooperate with our contractors and leave promptly. Any entry into our parks after the stated locking times will be classed as unauthorised access and may be subject to enforcement action. 


Parks close by:

  • 4pm on weeks commencing 1 and 8 January
  • 4.40pm on weeks commencing 15, 22 and 29 January


Parks close by:

  • 5pm on week commencing 5 and 12 February
  • 5.30pm on weeks commencing 19 and 26 February


Parks close by:

  • 5.30pm on week commencing 4March
  • 6pm on weeks commencing 11 and 18 March
  • 6.30pm on week commencing 25 March


Parks close at:

  • 7.30pm on week commencing 1 April
  • 8pm on weeks commencing 8, 15 and 22 April
  • 8.30pm on week commencing 29 April


Parks close by:

  • 8.30pm on week commencing 6 May
  • 9pm on weeks commencing 13, 20 and 27 May


Parks close by:

  • 9pm on weeks commencing 3 and 10 June
  • 9.30pm on weeks commencing 17 and 24 June


Parks close by:

  • 9.30pm on week commencing 1 July
  • 9pm on weeks commencing 8, 15, 22 and 29 July


Parks close by:

  • 8.30pm on week commencing 5 August
  • 8pm on weeks commencing 12, 19 and 26 August


Parks close by:

  • 7.30pm on week commencing 2 September
  • 7pm on weeks commencing 9, 16 and 23 September
  • 6.30pm on week commencing 30 September


Parks close by:

  • 6.30pm on week commencing 1 October
  • 6pm on weeks commencing 7 and 14 October
  • 5.30pm on week commencing 21 October
  • 4.30pm on week commencing 28 October


Parks close by:

  • 4.30pm on week commencing 4 November
  • 4pm on weeks commencing 11, 18 and 25 November


  • Parks close by 4pm

If you are locked in a park

If you find yourself locked into a park, call our contact centre on 020 8891 1411.

At Twickenham Rough, the Marsh Farm gate is locked before the London Road gate. If you are locked in at the Marsh Farm gate please return to the London Road entrance. If the London Road gate is locked, call 020 8891 1411.

Updated: 24 June 2024

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