Walsall is recognised as being a particularly green borough and its green spaces are an asset that the borough residents can be justifiably proud of
Parks and green spaces are the most valued leisure and cultural facilities in Walsall and this valuable open space offers a green, leafy refuge providing opportunities where people can relax, contemplate and enjoy the fresh air and attractive floral displays or participate in more active and healthy sporting and recreational pursuits as well as providing important wildlife benefits and an outdoor classroom for learning. It contributes greatly to the enrichment and quality of life of the community who live and work in the borough.
The boroughs green assets are the responsibility of Walsall Councils Green Space Service. The service is accountable for the management and development of 1262 hectares of public open space and over 286 sites including parks, recreation grounds and informal open space, nature reserves, countryside sites, youth and children’s play facilities, sports pitch provision, allotments, community gardens, approximately 160,000 trees, buildings and infrastructure, horticultural features, lakes and ponds.
The service also runs a diverse programme of community events and activities across the boroughs parks and green spaces
Walsall’s parks and green spaces are free to visit, however a charge may be made for some of the activities or events.
The work of the service is governed by the boroughs adopted Green Space Strategy, Corporate aims and distinct local community plans - the authorities vision is
“To have excellent, well used and valued green spaces that are safe, accessible and welcoming at the heart of all local communities that meet the needs of current and future generations”
Walsall’s and its Green Space Service have been recognised nationally as a best practice authority and are seen as an exemplar for community involvement and green space regeneration. The borough has 3 green spaces that have been awarded the national Green Flag Award for 2011, namely Palfrey Park, Willenhall Memorial Park and Merrions Wood
The list below is a breif guide to our larger parks and open spaces within the borough.
The website is currently under review and this work will be completed by the end of March 2012.
We value your feedback
Would you like to telll us what you think about Palfrey Park and its facilities and the service provided by Walsall Council in the park. In November 2008 GreenSTAT a national on line user survey was lauched by Walsall Council which allows members of the public and park users to complete an online survey 365 days a year.
To complete a survey please click on the link www.greenstat.org.uk
Alternatively, if you would like to complete a paper copy of the survey please call the parks hotline number on 01922 654370 or email email@example.com.
Corporate contact centre
Telephone 01922 650000
You can use our online contact form for general enquiries, compliments and complaints.
Out of hours please call 01922 654370
This page was last updated on 03 November 2016