About us

Friends of Cwmdonkin Park is a not-for-profit community organisation open to anyone who has an interest in the park. Our vision is to make sure that as many people as possible are able to enjoy the park – whether for play, relaxation, or community events.

We organise or facilitate FREE events for the community, our regular annual events being as follows:

  • An Easter Egg Hunt;
  • A summer fun day;
  • A Halloween event; and
  • A Christmas event.

We also organise additional events from time to time – including special events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the park in 2024.

If you wish to join Friends of Cwmdonkin Park to help with such events or to help in other ways, please get in touch with us via the contact button.

  • We rely entirely on donations and fund-raising activities to enable us to put on our events in the park. If you are able to make a donation to help us continue running our events, please consider doing so via the donation button.
Click this button to donate to the Friends of Cwmdonkin park

Facilities at Cwmdonkin Park

1 Dylan’s coffee shop.

The go-to destination in Cwmdonkin Park. The former bowling pavilion is now an up to date coffee outlet – where Papi and his team provide a range of coffees, teas and other beverages, home-made cakes, ice creams etc virtually every day of the year. Indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the former Bowling green. A much loved destination for all – including families, dog walkers, and small groups. https://www.facebook.com/dylansatcwmdonkin

A defibrillator (installed and maintained by Friends of Cwmdonkin Park and on the British Heart Foundation national network “The Circuit” and available 24/7 is located on the external wall of Dylan’s coffee shop (facing the Tennis Courts).

2 Tennis Courts (next to Dylan’s)

3 Toilets – next to tennis courts

4 Former Bowling Green (next to Dylan’s). Now a safe and enclosed dog-free grassy play area – used by schools and clubs, and by the public for informal play.

5 Swansea City of Sanctuary Orchard [See separate tab].

A place to relax, enjoy the environment or picnic near the trees – and to enjoy blossom in the spring and fruit in the autumn.

6 Ornamental water garden

A place to relax (and see the Dylan Thomas memorial stone and the old water fountain).

7 Children’s play area (near the Grove entrance)

With swings, trampoline, slide, climbing equipment, roundabout etc

8 Table tennis table (next to play area)

Installed thanks to Friends of Cwmdonkin Park.

9 Children’s zip wire and big slide (next to children’s play area)

10 Dylan Thomas memorial shelter (next to big slide)

11 Approx 50 ornamental cherry trees

A gift from the Japanese Government (above Dylan Thomas shelter). Spectacular in the spring!

12 Basketball hoop and training area (above Dylan Thomas shelter and cherry trees)

13 A range of bird boxes and batboxes throughout the park.

Provided and maintained by Friends of Cwmdonkin Park

14 A range of paths around the park.

Used by Nordic walking groups, orienteering groups, dog walkers and everyone else.


We would love to hear from you, whether you want to know more information about the park, if you have some interesting stories to tell or if you want to become a Friend.