Hailey Park sits in a central position in the River Taff valley. The well used Taff Trail passes through the park, which is a 55-mile route for walkers and cyclists from Brecon to Cardiff—it adds to the already excellent recreational facilities on offer. And you don't have to play sport to come to the park, as its great for outdoor play, walking your dogs (very sociable dog walking area), looking for wildlife, walking for health or just because.
Mature trees run along the edge of the River Taff and complement more recent planting to this a very attractive area. The proximity to the River Taff ensures that the park is rich in wildlife. As a Friends group we’re proud of all the work we’ve achieved in improving biodiversity and thank all the other groups who have helped us along the way.
The park is very popular with locals and offers some lovely views up the valley.
It contains a large area of sports pitches (e.g. rugby, football, touch rugby, baseball). Hailey Park is home to Llandaff North Rugby Club with pitches on the park for matches and training while their clubhouse is in nearby Radyr Road. Other facilities include refurbished tennis courts and playgrounds, and in the future we hope to have new playground equipment.
Hailey Park is also home to Whitchurch Rugby Club who play on pitches next to the changing rooms (entrance via Ty Mawr Road) and their clubhouse is currently at Samuels Crescent, Cardiff CF14 2TH.
Hailey Park used to have the longest legal graffiti wall in Wales but its sadly now been destroyed.
Please remember that paths running through the park (including the Taff Trail) are for everyone to use - so for safety's sake and everyone's enjoyment of the park please cycle carefully and slowly, and keep dogs under control