St Andrew's Park

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St Andrew’s Park, St Andrew’s, Bristol, BS6 5AZ 

Neighbourhood Partnership Area:

Redland, Cotham & Bishopston 


St. Andrew’s Park with its many mature trees is one of the city’s classic Victorian neighbourhood parks, laid out at the same time as the housing development around it. The park is open and accessible 24 hours a day with tarmac paths providing access throughout for wheelchair users, although there are some slopes in the park. Entrance to the park is from its neighbouring streets - Sommerville Road, Effingham Road and Maurice Road, St Andrews. 


The play area is accessible from entrances on Sommerville Road and Maurice Road as well as from other areas of the park. The play area is terraced on a sloping hill with paths and steps. Although mostly accessible, parts of it may be more challenging for wheelchair users. 

Facilities and activities:

The improved play area includes a sand pit with rocking boat, sand digger and surfboard, a Jungle climbing frame, Wickstead climbing unit, toddler swings, accessible nest swings as well as other play equipment. There is also plenty of grass to run around on with picnic tables and benches. The toddler facilities are fenced so as to be dog free. 

Recent developments:

Major improvements to the St Andrew’s Park play area were completed in May 2010 under the Play Pathfinder programme funded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families.

This site was chosen as a site for investment under the Pathfinder programme through an assessment process, which involved a review of location, appropriate size, visibility, recent investment (or lack of), relationship to other regeneration programmes, child density and expected relationship within the emerging Plans for the Parks and Green Space Strategy.

The budget for the site was determined by the size and potential scope of the project in relation to the Pathfinder resources, together with the identification of any additional funding available from sources other than Pathfinder.

Contact details:

You can call Bristol Parks on 0117 922 3719 or email: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm (4.30pm Friday). Alternatively you can text us on 0771 039 6713 to report flytipping, graffiti, or make any other comments about Bristol's parks and green spaces. Please provide as much information and specific details as possible about the location attaching any supporting photographs. We will only call you back if we require further information.


Rife Guide- information and activities for young people, aged 13-19.

Play England - provides advice and support to promote good practice, and works to ensure that the importance of play is recognised.

Youth and Play Services in Bristol.

Play in Bristol's parks and green spaces.

1BigDatabase - information and advice for parents and carers with children.  

Park Facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Table tennis
  • Bike racks
  • Netball post
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