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We want our residents and visitors to enjoy our parks and green spaces responsibly, and have provided guidance around some of our more frequently asked questions about what you can and can't do on Walsall Council property.
You will need a permit to carry out metal detecting in the parks and open spaces listed below:
You will also need to pay a fee to secure a permit.
Download the metal detecting application form
Walsall Arboretum and Aldridge Airport are the most suitable areas for helicopter landings, although other sites would be considered. Charges apply.
For enquiries please contact us by email.
Our parks and green spaces are not currently licensed for wedding ceremonies. Wedding photographs can be taken in any of our Parks and Green spaces. A small charge is applicable at Walsall Arboretum.
To book a date and time for wedding photographs, please contact us by email.
Barbecues are strictly prohibited within any of Walsall Council's parks and green spaces.
If you are having outdoor barbecues in gardens or other sites, you can help protect the environment and keep yourself safe by:
Scattering of ashes is permitted within our parks and green spaces. To submit a request to scatter ashes, please contact us by email.
Please DO NOT feed ducks and wildfowl white or brown bread. It does them harm. It also pollutes the water.
The foods that are good for them are cereal, for example, corn flakes, bran flakes, oats and other grains. They also like garden peas and lettuce. Wild bird food can be bought from most pet shops or supermarkets, or you can buy it from the Arboretum Visitor Centre.
Children's birthday parties can be held in any room available for hire.
If you need help organising a visit to one of our parks or green spaces, please contact us by email.
We may also be able to assist in running guided walks, environmental sessions, forest school activities, or wider curriculum-linked activities to meet school needs.
Contact the parks and green spaces teams