This is a summary of Warwick District Councils bye-laws for Abbey Fields (and other parks) users. A link to the full document is beneath.

Warwick District Council wants everyone using its parks to enjoy the facilities provided. With this in mind, byelaws have been drawn up regulating the behaviour of people using our parks.

The main provisions of the byelaws are that, unless authorised to do so by the council, a person must not:

  • Bring any vehicle into the park
  • Ride any bicycle or tricycle or similar machine
  • Allow any dog belonging to them or in their charge to remain in the park unless it is under proper control
  • Fail to clear up after any dog belonging to them or in their charge which fouls designated parts of the park
  • Drive, pitch or chip a hard golf ball except in any area set aside for the playing of golf, pitch and putt or putting
  • Ride any horse
  • Post any notice on any wall, fence or tree or on any other structure
  • Walk, run, stand, sit or lie on any flower bed, shrub or plant or on any ground in the course of preparation as a flower bed
  • Enter any ornamental lake, pond or stream or other water (except specially provided paddling pools), or pollute any such water
  • Use a power driven model boat on any area of water
  • Sell or hire, or expose for sale or hire, any article
  • Erect any tent, booth, stand or building or other structure
  • Obstruct, disturb or annoy any other person


The full byelaws are here:   WDC pleasure ground byelaws



More Abbey fields articles:

How the land was acquired        Full details on how each plot became part of the park between 1884 and 1974.

The Covenants      Each plot came with a covenant and restrictions

Abbey Fields Cycle Path          Always under discussion, a complete record of attempts for cycling to return to the park

The Swimming Pool      The history of the pool from its origins in the 1890s until the present day, with a number of photographs

Car Parking in the Abbey Fields      How the car park came about

Abbey Fields Archaeology     A guide to the many archaeological explorations of the Abbey and its surroundings from 1840 to the present day

Abbey Fields Play Equipment       Some aspects of the park play equipment, now established over a century

Abbey Fields, 1947         A look at the park as it appeared in the national aerial record of 1947

Abbey Fields Timeline    A chronology of the Abbey Fields starting in the ice age!

Return to     Abbey Fields home page


See also my book:

The Abbey Fields