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 some of the most valued leisure and cultural facilities in Walsall, and these open spaces offer a green, leafy refuge 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. Our parks and countryside sites also provide important wildlife benefits and an outdoor classroom for learning. They all contribute greatly to the enrichment and quality of life of our community who live, work, and play 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 program 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 entry to some of our organised 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 for green space 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”