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Parks, play and open spaces

We provide and maintain many of the parks, open spaces and play areas across Dacorum. Our green assets, including parksplay areas, adventure playgrounds and nature conservation sites are a great place to relax and unwind. The variety on offer means that there is an ideal space for everyone to read a book, walk the dog or spend the day with the family.

Our Parks and Open Spaces team work with 'Friends' groups to improve the quality of our local parks and open spaces. This can include anything from developing new facilities such as skate parks, replanting roundabouts, planting flower and shrub beds and maintaining playgrounds. Last year 35,000 bulbs, 70,000 bedding plants and 2,000 perennials were planted in parks and open spaces across Dacorum.  

Awards

Five of our parks have achieved the coveted Green Flag Award - a national standard of excellence for parks and green spaces.

A further two parks also have the accolade of Queen Elizabeth II Fields status:

Byelaws

We have made new byelaws in respect of pleasure grounds, public walkways and open spaces. The byelaws affect Dacorum Borough Council-managed open spaces and cover the whole of the borough. For full details of the byelaws, plus accompanying maps, please see below:

Strategies and plans

We work to a Green Space strategy to deliver improved public spaces within the borough and to help us protect our environment from the pressures of development. You can read the strategy on our green spaces page

In order for our parks to maintain their high standards it is important for the team to have management plans in place. For example:

Walking

There are a variety of walking routes available, catering for all abilities. The routes can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Policy on memorials in parks and open spaces

We support the needs and principles of allowing memorials in parks and on green space areas. For more information, read our  Policy on memorials (PDF 33KB) or telephone 01442 228000 and ask for 'Clean, Safe and Green'.