On the west bank of River Taff lies a large public park popularly known as the Sophia Gardens. It is connected to the Bute Park by a foot over bridge over the river. The garden is a privileged venue including Country Cricket Ground, Sport Wales National Center, an exhibition area and a coaching park. There is also a camping site, horse riding center, cycle hire facility and public parking in the park. In addition to the public welfare activities, the park also forms a venue for an Open Air Theatre Festival.