Morgan Jones Park

Nantgarw Rd, Caerphilly CF83 3FB.

Laid out as a public recreation ground in 1934, Morgan Jones Park is dedicated to the memory of Morgan Jones MP who, during the First World War was Rhymney Valley’s most notable Conscientious Objector. He was the first Conscientious Objector to be returned to Parliament after the War and later became the Labour Party’s expert on education.

Situated to the north west of the world famous Caerphilly Castle not far from the town centre, Morgan Jones Park is easily accessible by foot, public transport or by car via Nantgarw Road.

Fun, flowers or fitness, Morgan Jones Park has it all and now with the first interactive water feature in the area  the ‘Wetter the Better’ aqua splash pad provides a truly unique summer play experience. The splash pad will re-open from Thursday 25th May from 11am.

In 2015 Morgan Jones Park retained its prestigious Green Flag Award and is recognised as one of the top parks in the UK.

Volunteers

Contact Simon Beacham Area Parks Officer on 01443 811120 if you can help us to conduct bird surveys, build bat box's and add plants to the new pond.

Facilities

  • Premier Children’s play area
  • Multi Use Games Area
  • ‘Splash Pad’
  • Grass maze
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Bowling green
  • Cricket pitch
  • Football pitch
  • Tennis courts

Nature Conservation

Less than a hundred years ago, Morgan Jones Park was still farmland where sheep and cattle grazed the lush pastures that ran along the banks of the Nant-y-Aber. At that time wildlife abounded but with the huge increases in urbanisation, both between the wars and since, the park has now become an important ‘green haven’ within the town.

Caerphilly is committed as part of the Council’s Bio-diversity Action Plan to protect and enhance the fauna and flora of the park and creation of the Wild flower Meadow and pond, reflects the importance placed on environmental conservation.

Maintenance

Morgan Jones Park is a significant asset to the local environment and is recognised as an important focal point and source of pride for the town. Two gardeners are permanently based in the park and whilst they manage other sites within the vicinity the majority of their time is spent tending to the maintenance within the park boundary. The work undertaken is highly varied and requires a wide range of skills and the council is justifiably proud of the high standards achieved.

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