Walsall's Green Spaces
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 borough's green assets are the responsibility of Walsall Council's 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 borough's 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 borough's adopted Green Space Strategy, Corporate aims and distinct local community plans - the authority's 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”