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Facilities - information, price guide and booking

*** Covid-19 - Due to the current government restrictions, our facilities - with the exception of play areas - are closed. For up-to-date information, call on 01922 650465 or please contact us.***

We have venues to suit every purpose and occasion, whether you are planning a special event, a sports match or looking for somewhere to book a conference or a meeting. Our parks and green spaces are available to use, though you'll need to buy a permit for some activites, such as taking wedding photographs.

How to book a venue or green space for your event

To book a venue or green space to host your event, email the Heathy Spaces team. You can also phone us on 01922 650465.

Please include:

  • the location you'd like to book
  • date and time of your event

We'll then contact you to take payment over the phone. 

 

Facilities and activities

Skate Parks

A skatepark, or skate park, is a purpose-built recreational environment made for the use of skateboarding, BMX and scooter use.

Sites with this facility:

  • Holland Park
  • Rushell Playing Fields
  • Oak Park Open Space
  • Leighswood Nature Reserve
  • King George V Playing Fields
  • Reedswood Park
  • Leamore Park
  • Willenhall Memorial Park
  • George Rose park
  • Walsall Arboretum
  • Doe Bank Park has a BMX track only

Cost - free to use

No booking required, but please be considerate of others if it is busy.

Splash Pads

A splash pad or spray pool is a recreation area, often in a public park, for water play that has little or no standing water.

Sites with this facility:

  • Walsall Arboretum
  • King George V Playing Fields
  • Willenhall Memorial Park

Cost - free to use

No booking required, but please be considerate of others if it is busy.

Opening Times

Splash pads are normally open from Jun- - August each year

11am to 5pm weekends and school holidays.

11am - 3pm weekdays between Whitsun and summer holidays.

All opening times are weather dependent!

Currently Splash Pads are closed during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Tennis Courts

It's never been easier to enjoy and experience free tennis courts and fun and affordable coaching for kids, adults and families.

Thanks to a partnership between the LTA, Walsall Council and On The Edge Tennis, you can try free and affordable tennis. Whatever your age, whether you’re a beginner, a bit rusty or pretty ace on the court, tennis is a great sport for the whole family to enjoy. It’s never been easier to try tit out and meet up with friends and neighbours from within the community. Community sessions and coaching available.

You can book individual tennis sessions by following the links for each facility listed below.

Cost - free to use.

No booking required, but to be sure of being able to play, book your court. Signs are at each venue to clarify anyone showing a relevant booking has preference.

Football pitches

Walsall Council manage many sites with football pitches that are available to book. A site normally only contains junior pitches or senior pitches and are graded according to the quality of the pitch, and the support facilities available (e.g./ changing rooms). Grade A is best and Grade C is lowest quality. Some of these sites are booked per year, some per month and some for individual matches. Please call stating your needs and we will suggest a suitable venue.

Football Clubs wishing to train on our pitches should have our consent otherwise their insurance may not be valid.

All of our other sites are available for informal football with friends and family.

Sites with bookable football pitches:

  • Aldridge Airport
  • Anchor Meadow
  • Bentley West
  • Doe Bank Park (changing & shower facilities available)
  • King George V Playing Fields (changing & shower facilities available)
  • Kings Hill Park
  • Leamore Park
  • Oak Park
  • Pleck Park (changing & shower facilities available)
  • Rushall Playing Fields
  • Shelfield Park
  • Willenhall Memorial Park
  • Great Bridge Road Playing Fields


How to book - please call Healthy Spaces team on 01922 650465, or contact us by email

Bowls Greens

Walsall Council manage many sites with bowls greens that are available to book. Some of these greens are booked per year by community clubs who have been there for some time and have first refusal on the booking each year. However, there are other greens that can be booked per single game. Please call or contact us by email stating your needs and we will try to find a suitable venue

Sites with bookable bowls greens:

  • Anchor Meadow
  • Oak Park
  • Palfrey park
  • Pelsall Village Common
  • Pleck Park
  • Walsall Arboretum
  • Willenhall Memorial Park

How to book - please call Healthy Spaces team on 01922 650465, or contact us by email.

Orienteering

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. 
The following parks and green spaces have orienteering courses mapped within them. 

Barr Beacon

Rough Wood Chase

Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve

Bandstands

Traditional bandstands are available at the following sites:

There is a charge for hiring a bandstand for the day, find out how much it will cost.

Fishing in Walsall

The council has a number of sites available throughout the borough for anglers.
•    Walsall Arboretum Lake
•    Barnes Lane Pool
•    Beechdale Pool
•    Heathfield Lane Pool – managed through local club
•    Izaak Walton (Newtown Pool) – managed through local club
•    Noose Lane Pool
•    Park Lime Pits (Big Pool only)
•    Reedswood Pool
•    Sneyd Reservoir – managed through local club
•    Sneyd School Pool – managed through local club
•    Willenhall Memorial Park

For contact information of sites managed through a local club, please contact the Healthy Spaces team on 01922 650465 or send an email so that we can provide contact details for local clubs.

Angling is not allowed at the following sites:
•    Clayhanger Lagoon, Clayhanger recreation ground, Brownhills
•    Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve, (small pools) off Bull Lane, Moxley
•    Park Lime Pits, off Park Road, Rushall, Walsall (small pool)
•    Stubbers Green Road, Aldridge (Swan and Swag pools)

Conditions of use for angling

  • Fishing can only take place from the banks of the pool with a rod and line.
  • No night fishing is allowed.
  • Do not take away or allow anyone to take away any fish caught from the pool.
  • Do not use keep nets (except in official competitions)
  • All litter, damaged fishing tackle, broken lines, unused bait, etc must be taken away with you when you leave.
  • Do not light any fires.
  • The use of lead weights is not allowed.
  • Do not interfere with local wildlife.
  • Show consideration to other users of the pool and local residents.

Outdoor Table tennis

Walsall Council has several sites with outdoor table tennis tables for the community to come and use. Bring your bats and ball and enjoy this wonderfully skilful game that is suitable for many ages. If people are waiting, please be considerate to allow others a game.

Sites with outdoor table tennis tables:

  • Blackwood park
  • Holland park
  • Walsall Arboretum

Cost - Free to use

No booking required, but please be considerate of others if it is busy.

Multi-use Games Areas

Walsall Council has provided several sites with Multi-use Games Areas (MUGAs). These are commonly fixed pieces of equipment on either grass or hard-standing areas with a multiple layout of sports goals built into them. Commonly, these are football and basketball but can be used and adapted for many sports.

Sites with Multi Use Games Areas:

  • Anchor meadow Playing fields
  • Blackwood park
  • Clayhangar park
  • Doebank park
  • George Rose park
  • Holland park
  • High Heath park
  • Leamore park
  • Leighswood nature reserve
  • Palfrey park
  • Pelsall North Common
  • Pleck park
  • Reedswood park
  • Shelfield park
  • Walsall Arboretum
  • Willenhall park

Cost - free to use

No booking required, but please be considerate of others if it is busy.

Children's Play Areas

Walsall Council has provided several sites with children's play areas. These are commonly fixed pieces of equipment enclosed within fencing, on safety surfaces designed for children to play on. Some play areas are focused towards preschool, some towards KS1 and 2 children and some try to provide for both.

Sites with Children’s Play Areas

Arboretum

  • Walsall Arboretum Play Area

Aldridge

  • Aldridge Airport

  • Doe Bank Park

  • Blackwood Park

  • The Croft

  • Shire Oak Nature Reserve

  • Leighswood Nature Reserve

  • Walsall Wood play area

Brownhills

  • Holland Park

  • High Heath Park

  • Pelsall North Common

  • Rushall playing Fields

  • Shelfield Park

  • Bradbury Park

  • Clayhangar Park

Bloxwich

  • Reedswood Park

  • King George V playing fields

  • Croft St Play Area

Darlaston

  • Kings Hill Park

  • George Rose Park

Palfrey

  • Palfrey Park Play Area

  • Pleck Park Play Area

Willenhall

  • Willenhall Memorial park

Smaller sites with Children's Play Areas

Aldridge

  • Goodwood Drive Play Area

  • Druids Walk Play Area

  • Vigo Rd Play Area

  • Redhouse Play Area

  • Coppy Hall Play Area

Brownhills

  • Woodlands Play Area

  • Cherwell Drive Play Area

  • Whitehorse Road Play Area

  • Westgate Play Area

  • Radleys Play Area

  • Ryders Hayes Play Area

Bloxwich

  • Mallory Crescent Play Area

  • Walkers Bequest Play Area

  • Bloxwich Park Play Area

  • The Lea Play Area

  • Swannies Play Area

Darlaston

  • Anson Rd Play Area

  • Bentley West Play Area

  • Victoria Park Play Area

  • Poplar Ave Play Area

  • Curtin Drive Play Area

  • Broadwaters Play Area

Palfrey

  • Silverdale Park Play area

  • Newquay Rd Play Area

  • Wood End Road Play Area

  • Primley Park Play Area

  • Barley Fields Play Area

  • Bescot Crescent Play Area

  • Highgate Park Play Area

  • Rutter Street Play Area

  • Chuckery Green Play Area

Willenhall

  • Short Heath Park Play Area

  • Harlech Road Play Area

  • Hartill Recreation Ground Play Area

  • Littleton Road Play Area

  • Pool Hayes Play Area

  • Ullswater Road Play Area

Cost - free to use

No booking required, but please be considerate of others if it is busy.

Outdoor Gyms

We're committed to providing facilities that help us all get fitter and healthier. Across the borough there are a range of parks and countryside sites with outdoor gyms installed for you to be able to use to stay fit and healthy.

Cost - all outdoor gyms are free of charge.

Which sites have outdoor gym equipment?

  • Reedswood Park
  • Palfrey Park
  • Rushall Playing Fields
  • High Heath Park
  • Holland Park
  • Doe Bank Park
  • Blackwood Park
  • King's Hill Park
  • Willenhall Memorial Park
  • Shortheath Park
  • Curtain Drive Play area

There’s no need to book to use the gyms, just turn up and follow your workout on the range of equipment at each park.

How do I use them safely?

We have developed some informative videos on how to use all items of outdoor gym equipment safely, as well as a range of body weight exercises if the gym equipment is not for you or not in your local park.  Please follow the links from the instructional videos section.

What equipment is available on which site

Palfrey Park

Woodend road play area

Rushall Playing Fields

High Heath Park

Holland Park

Doe Bank Park

Blackwood Park

King's Hill Park

Willenhall Memorial Park

Shortheath Park

Curtain Drive Play area

Reedswood

Type of equipment

South

East

West

North

Seated Bike

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Cross Trainer (Glider)

1

 

2

2

1

2

2

2

2

1

2

1

Seated Lat' Pulldown

1

 

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

Seated Chest Press

1

 

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

Strength Trainer (Tai chi wheel)

2

 

2

 

 

2

2

2

1

 

2

2

Seatless Chest Press

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

Seatless Lat' Pulldown

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

Seatless Arm/Pedal Bike

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

Push Up & Dip Station

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

2

2

 

2

2

Rider (upright rower)

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip Twister

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Air Skier (lateral movement)

1

 

2

 

1

2

 

2

2

2

2

1

Air skier (extension movement)

1

 

2

1

2

 

 

2

2

1

2

1

Combi bench (press / sit up)

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

1

 

2

1

Pull Up bar

3

 

 

 

3

3

 

3

2

 

2

1

Seated Rower

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

1

1

 

1

1

Seated Leg Press

2

 

 

 

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

Seated Arm & Pedal Bike

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

Stepper

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

2

2

2

 

Monkey Bars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Instructional videos - Outdoor Gyms

Please select the video below for the piece of equipment you are thinking of using. Always remember to warm up by doing three to ten minutes of aerobic activity to get your heart rate up and some simple stretches.

Instructional videos - Bodyweight exercises

We have developed a range of bodyweight exercises that can be performed without the outdoor gym equipment and with the aid of benches to keep yourself, fit, active and healthy.

1 - Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Squats             

2 - Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Push-ups

3 - Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Glute Bridge

4 – Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Lunges

5 - Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Forearm Plank

6 - Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Bird-dog

7 - Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Side Lunge

8 – Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Burpee

9 – Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Jumping Jacks

10 – Take a look at this You Tube video to learn how to correctly perform Heel Flicks

Buy a permit

You will need to buy a permit to do any of the following activities:

  • taking wedding photos
  • metal detecting
  • siting a portakabin on one of our sites
  • stewardship for Green Acres Aero Club

To buy a permit, email the Healthy Spaces team.

Please include:

  • the permit you'd like to buy
  • the date you need it
  • your preferred contact number

We'll then contact you to take payment over the phone.You can also phone us on 01922 650465. The permit prices are below.

Activities - booking and pricing information

Bowls

Single game per person £5.00
Club use per season (1 session per week) £622.00
Club use per season (2 to 5 sessions per week) £953.00
Club use per season (more than 5 sessions per week) £1,912.00

 

Cricket

Single game Grade A (Arboretum) per match £121.00
Single game Grade B (Pleck & King George V) per match £69.00
Reserved use Grade A (Arboretum) per season £2,173.00
Reserved use Grade B (Pleck & King George V) per season £1,245.00

 

Football

Juniors

Grade A - with facilities (changing rooms)

Pitch hire per match £25.00
Pitch hire per season alternate weeks fortnightly £337.00
Pitch hire per season weekly £607.00
Block booking - junior league £607.00

 

Grade B - without facilities (changing rooms)

Pitch hire per match £21.00
Pitch hire per season alternate weeks fortnightly £268.00
Pitch hire per season weekly £482.00
Block booking - junior league £482.00
 
Football training permit £51.00

 

Seniors

Grade A - with facilities (changing rooms)

Pitch hire per match £54.00
Pitch hire per season alternate weeks fortnightly £818.00
Pitch hire per season £1,473.00
Block booking - senior league £1,473.00

 

Grade B - without facilities (changing rooms)

Pitch hire per match £37.00
Pitch hire per season alternate weeks fortnightly £534.00
Pitch hire per season £962.00
Block booking - senior league £962.00





 
Football training permit £51.00
 

 

Outdoor events

Administration fee - Walsall-orientated charities/community organisations - small event £50.00
Administration fee - Walsall-orientated charities/community organisations - large event £100.00
Administration fee - Commercial organisations and non Walsall-orientated charities £204.00
Site rental/bandstands (VAT exempt) - Commercial organisations and non Walsall-orientated charities minimum hire per day £102.00
Bond (returnable) - if deemed necessary £500.00
Fairs & circus rates: allow for 2 day set up and 1 day dismantle/depart.  Site rental fee applicable for any other non-operating days  
Fairs premium daily rate - Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Bank holiday Monday (based on maximum 6 adult rides) £458.00
Fairs premium daily rate - Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Bank holiday Monday (based on up to 4 adult rides) £356.00
Fairs standard daily rate - Monday (not Bank holiday)/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (based on maximum 6 adult rides) £153.00
Fairs - additional adult ride per day per ride £76.00
Circus premium daily rate - Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Bank holiday Monday £458.00
Circus standard daily rate - Monday (not Bank holiday)/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday £153.00

 

Permits and miscellaneous charges

Green spaces wedding photographs £47.00
Green Acres Aero Club Stewardship per adult per year £40.00
Green Acres Aero Club Stewardship per junior per year £20.00
Metal detector permit per year - Residents £118.00
Metal detector permit per year - Non-Residents £188.00
Helicopter landings - fee plus costs £550.00
Portakabin site rental per month £72.00
Portakabin site rental per annum £724.00

 

Room and green spaces hire

Pavilions/Rooms/Open spaces: External group per hour (minimum 2 hours) £12.00
Pavilions/Rooms/Open spaces: Internal/community groups FREE
Opening/closing of parks out of hours £50.00
Arboretum Visitor Centre: Seedhouse room per hour £13.00
Arboretum Visitor Centre: Conference room per hour £13.00
Arboretum Visitor Centre: Exclusive use of cafeteria and foyer per hour (after hours) £30.00

 

Pavillions

 
Venue Meeting room Capacity Cost per hour
Walsall Arboretum Visitor Centre SeedHouse Classroom with access to garden area Up to 35 £13
Walsall Arboretum Visitor Centre Conference Room Up to 15 £13
Walsall Arboretum Visitor Centre Café meeting room – single / double 15 – 30 £13
Walsall Arboretum – Orchard pavilion Meeting room Up to 30 £13
Palfrey Park SeedHut meeting room Up to 15 £13
Willenhall Memorial Park Pavilion meeting room Up to 30 £13
Willenhall Memorial Park Foyer meeting room Up to 10 £13
Blackwood Park Pavilion meeting room Up to 40 £13
KingsHill Park Pavilion meeting room Up to 15 £13