Queen’s Park in Leeds will benefit from new trees and furniture, two new play areas, wider paths and a multiuse games area, costing £290,000.
Visitors to nearby Rodley Park will see re-laid paths, new entrance gates and new park furniture.
As part of the £77,000 project, a bowling green will be remodelled to blend into the park.
The third space is a new community garden in Woodhouse, designed and co-ordinated by Groundwork Leeds. This will receive £30,000 from builders.
Councillor Peter Gruen said: "It is important developers who do not, or are unable to, provide sufficient open space as part of their development pay a financial contribution that can be pooled with other money and used to improve the city’s open spaces.
"Leeds is a very green city and therefore ensuring our open spaces are kept in good condition is a priority," he said of the section-106 contributions.Leeds City Council has collected almost £12m from housing developers over the last 10 years. This money has been invested in a wide range of improvement projects from woodland planting, new paths and park furniture and pitch drainage.