Go parks Commonwealth Games Special

Go Parks is a project giving the residents of Coventry new and exciting ways to use parks and green spaces in the city. Go Parks will bring everything from sport and physical activity to wellbeing and cultural elements into your local park.

With an increasing number of people now using parks and green spaces for activity, we’re promoting ways to be active in parks that are fun, simple and exciting.

Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge

The Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge is back, and this time presents a Commonwealth Games theme as Coventry prepares to deliver a summer full of sport and physical activity.  

Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge - Commonwealth Games Special is open to all Coventry schools and residents to enter from 1 – 17 July. 

This edition of the Challenge features a new, simple-to-use point and scoring interface that boasts a virtual sticker book and inter-family competition features via the Go CV system. Schools will be in competition to gain the most points in order to make their way up the leaderboard. 

As with the previous Challenge, the Commonwealth Games Special will require all entrants to be a Go CV member, which will enable them to place votes using the new Go Parks system. 

Those that are not a Go CV member can sign up quickly and easily online, via the Go CV website. All schools in the city can take part and will be contacted with instructions should they choose to be involved.

To celebrate Coventry playing host to major sporting events including the Commonwealth Games, International Children’s Games and Rugby League World Cup, each of the 24 parks that will be a part of the Challenge will be allocated a sport taking place during one of the major sporting events.

You can find the QR codes in the following parks and greenspaces:

  • Coundon Hall Park
  • Binley Recreation Ground
  • Pinley Gardens
  • Whitley Common
  • War Memorial Park (x 2)
  • Spencer Park
  • Edgwick Park
  • Moat House Park
  • Holbrooks Park
  • Longford Park
  • Wyken Slough
  • Gosford Park
  • Coombe Country Park
  • Radford Recreation Ground
  • Moseley Avenue Park
  • Sovereign Row open space
  • Swanswell Park and Pool
  • Stoke Heath Sports Ground
  • St. Margaret’s Park
  • Prior Deram Park
  • Allesley Park
  • Jardine Crescent Play Area
  • Caludon Castle Park
  • Barras Heath Park

Follow Coventry Sport on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date and follow the Challenge.

Watch February's Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge highlights video on YouTube or view the transcript.

Get the best out of the outdoor gym equipment

Would you like a free virtual workout using outdoor gym equipment?

Look out for similar posters to the below near the fitness equipment and scan the QR code to watch a free online workout video with a local personal trainer. The work-outs are adaptable and suited to all levels and abilities.

Stoke Heath Park equipment is set up and ready for you to scan the QR code and enjoy your virtual workout. More virtual workouts will be coming soon to Quinton Park, Caludon Castle Park and Edgwick Park.

So why not go to your local park, hop on the gym equipment, and get moving!

How to get involved

Do you have an idea for delivering an activity in your local park? Are you part of a club, team or organisation and want help to provide alternative classes and sport that currently can’t use indoor facilities?

For further information, please contact covsport@coventry.gov.uk.

Go Parks virtual workout