Thompsons Park

About Thompsons Park

One of Cardiff’s oldest parks, Thompsons Park was laid out as a private garden and opened to the public, in 1891, by owner, Charles Thompson. This grade 2 listed historic park was originally known as Sir David’s Field and was enlarged and landscaped by the eminent garden designer Sir William Goldring in around 1895. In 1911, Mr Thompson gifted the park to Cardiff Corporation.

This attractive park with its iconic water fountain is a popular but peaceful place to pass the time of day.

Visitor information

The park is open from 7.30am until 30 minutes before sunset all year round.

Parking: On-street parking is available in the surrounding area.


  • Grade 2 listed historic park: Listed on the Cadw Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales
  • Statue of ‘Joyance’: fountain sculpture by Sir William Goscombe John


  • Ornamental gardens: seating and attractive walks
  • Recreation field: upper part of site

How to find us

How to find us
Access point GPS (latitude / longitude)
Lower entrance (Romilly Road) 51.485285 / -3.2095583
Upper entrance (Pencisely Road) 51.488305 / -3.2106473

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Discover the park

Thompsons Park flowers during Walking for Health

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