Urban Parks

The ACT Government manages urban parks and open space in Canberra.

Other landscaped components of the park system include:

  • Pedestrian parkland which are corridors of open space provided for pedestrian movement within and between suburbs.
  • Semi-natural open spaces which are areas of remnant grazing land or native vegetation, and include creek corridors, hilltop areas, ridges and buffer areas between suburbs.
  • Native grassland or woodland sites which contain endangered plant species.
  • Major road verges and medians.
  • Informal use ovals which are non-irrigated open dryland grass areas for informal sport and recreational use.
  • Special purpose areas which are large open spaces dedicated to specialised recreational activities or sporting events.

For information about playgrounds please visit play spaces.

Plans of management for urban parks identify what is important about the areas and how they are to be managed. A plan of management is intended to provide direction and guidance to the land custodian, management staff, visitors, neighbours, volunteers, and others with an interest in the area.

Plans of management are available for:

  • Belconnen's urban parks, sportsgrounds and Lake Ginninderra 
  • Canberra's urban lakes and ponds 
  • Inner Canberra's urban parks and sportsgrounds
  • Tuggeranong's urban parks and sportsgrounds
  • Urban open space and public access sportsgrounds in the Gungahlin region
  • Woden and Weston Creek's urban parks and sportsgrounds.