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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

Play areas and parks

Updated 29 May 2020

We have reopened the following car parks in line with Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s route map for easing lockdown

  • Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
  • Lanark Loch and Racecourse area
  • James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride 
  • Castlebank Park, Lanark
  • Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
  • Tinto Hill
  • Greenhall Park, Blantyre
  • Overtoun Park, Rutherglen
  • Law Park, Law

Government advice is to travel no more than 5 miles from your home so please consider if you should be visiting our parks.

If, when you get there, the car park is busy this means that the park will also be busy – is your visit worth the risk to your health and the health of others?

Parking at Calderglen is limited and once full you will be turned away.

Cafés, toilets and information centres remain closed.

Play parks also remain closed until further notice.

Play areas

All children’s play areas are closed in South Lanarkshire.

We appreciate that this will disappoint some residents, but the decision is in line with the latest advice from the Scottish Government on social distancing to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The advice remains that people who can exercise should still do so, such as by taking a walk, a run or a cycle. However, exercise should only be with members of the same household, and people should not congregate or travel far to get their exercise.

Closing our play parks will help prevent congregation and will also prevent indirect contact via play equipment. Signage is being posted at all play parks to ask people to comply with the closure.

Grounds maintenance

The following range of services will be introduced in a reduced capacity from week commencing 18 May 2020: 

  • Golf course maintenance
  • Bowling Green maintenance
  • Weed control
  • Play area inspections
  • Grass cutting – use of tractors and ride on's (maintenance of medium to large open space areas in parks, including Country Parks and amenity open space particularly where areas are used for social recreation and/or exercise)

We have also opened the car parks at the following golf courses:

  • Larkhall
  • Strathclyde
  • Biggar
  • Hollandbush
  • Langlands
  • Torrance House

More details and advice are on the NHS Inform website. For more information on access rights during COVID-19 see this statement from the Scottish Government.