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Keeping Parks Safe
Did you know you can use the Find My Local application to find Parks near you or to find the name of the park that you need.
Our parks and open spaces are open to everyone and are used for a wide range of activities, such as sports, play, walking, wildlife watching, picnics and outdoor events. Parks that are well used by all sections of the community are generally safe, healthy and enjoyable places to be.
Wherever possible parks sites are maintained by site based staff – Park Rangers or Park Keepers – who will assist with any enquiries or concerns reported by customers. Sites that are not staffed are visited regularly by Grounds Maintenance Service Providers to carry out maintenance activities and routine inspections e.g. playgrounds and lifebelt checks at parks pools. Site risk assessments are carried out annually and we regularly inspect our facilities to make sure they are safe and in good condition but we also rely on our customers to let us know of any problems. Please use the Request Building Facility Repair button to do this for features such as paths, seats, and park buildings and the Report a playground fault/hazard button to report problems with playground equipment/safety surfacing.
As well as ensuring that the facilities in our parks are safe we also seek to ensure that the activities that take place in parks do not cause any nuisance or danger to other users. There are restrictions on what people can do in parks that are set by local laws or Byelaws. Some activities such as holding funfairs and community events are allowed only with prior permission of the Council. For more information on this see the Use of Parks page.
We try to manage parks and park activities to benefit as many people as possible but sometimes conflicts can arise between different uses. If you wish to report an incident which has caused nuisance, danger or damage to other users in a park please use the Report Incidents/Accidents button.