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Enjoying our parks and open spaces

Find out how to make the best of our beautiful parks and open spaces so that everyone can enjoy them.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our parks and open spaces. Please consider others, and:

  • Don’t litter – take your rubbish home if bins are full
  • Don’t have BBQs or loud parties
  • Don’t gather in large groups

Do leave in good time

Opening hours

We usually aim to have opened all our locked sites by 9am every day, unless stated otherwise. Some sports areas are only opened for certain pre-booked activities.

General byelaws

The general byelaws cover pleasure grounds, public walks, open spaces and the town square.

View our general byelaws (PDF file)

Dog control orders

For further information about walking dogs in parks and cleaning up after your dog please see our dog control orders.