Welcome to Parks and Open Spaces
Nature Reserve Car ParksNature Reserve Car Parks
All of the Council car parks are now open except for Mill Green Nature Reserve.
Play areas and Toilets
Council owned Play areas and toilet facilities are now closed to the public until further notice.
Update, 3 June 2020: Council owned playgrounds in the District will remain closed until all risk assessments have been completed and measures and signage have been put in place to re-open safely.
A full risk assessment of playgrounds and green gym equipment needs to take place to ensure that they are COVID secure and as safe as possible for families to use. New signage will be designed and installed to all of our 50 or so play areas and 3 outdoor gym sites. The safety of our residents is paramount and we will not open these outdoor facilities until it is safe to do so.
Play areas which are run by us are as follows:
|Name of site|
|The Stadium, Pye Green Road||Cannock|
|Williamson Ave||Cannock wood|
|Boston Close||Heath Hayes|
|Arthur Street||Heath Hayes|
|Heath Hayes Park||Heath Hayes|
|St Thomas Drive||Hednesford|
|Lingfield Road||Norton canes|
|Bettys Lane||Norton canes|
|Chapel Street||Norton canes|
|Brownhills road||Norton canes|
|Rugeley Leisure Centre||Rugeley|
There are over 1,000 Hectares of parks, open spaces, sports grounds, nature conservation areas and play areas in Cannock Chase District, not to mention the 1,214 Hectares Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as Cannock Chase.
Whatever your recreational interests are you will be sure to find something suitable near you.
Green Flag Awards
The Council currently has six sites that have achieved the Green Flag Awards standards. Green Flag is the quality award for Parks and Open Spaces and the Council is committed to retaining, and if possible, increasing the number of sites.
Green Flag Sites are judged on the following 8 Key Criteria:-
- A Welcoming Place
- Healthy, Safe and Secure
- Well Maintained and Clean
- Environmental Management
- Biodiversity, Landscape and Heritage
- Community Involvement
- Marketing and Communication
The following link will take you to the Green Flag Award Website : www.greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org