All parks and open spaces
From sports fields and playgrounds to formally managed parks and natural landscapes, the city of Gloucester boasts a rich diversity of publicly accessible open spaces.
Gloucester’s open spaces provide residents and visitors with opportunities for formal and informal recreation, and daily contact with nature. Open spaces also form part of a vital biodiversity network, providing habitat for wildlife and bringing the countryside into the heart of the city. Over the next five years the council will be embarking on an exciting programme of biodiversity and habitat improvement schemes aimed at making our green spaces even more wildlife friendly.
Clock Tower Park
Further details of countryside sites in the city can be found on our Habitat and Countryside pages.
Open space strategy
The Open Space Strategy for Gloucester (2021-2026) was approved in February 2021. The document sets out information on the city’s parks and open spaces and includes an action plan identifying priorities for shaping and managing the spaces in the future.
Organising an event or booking a sports pitch on council land
If you want to hold an event or book a sports pitch on land owned by the council please click here
Small areas of unadopted/unowned/unmanaged areas of land
There are small areas of land throughout the city that often as part of the development process have not been taken on by a public body or management company. These areas can become a nuisance because they over grow the highway or indeed someone else’s private property. They may just appear untidy and unkempt.
Sometimes the best way forward is for an individual or community group to take ownership. If this is something you think you may wish to pursue, then please contact the Environmental Planning Manager on 396829 who will be able to advise you on how to go about it. If there is an overriding public safety or highway reason then the City or County Council may take it on, again contact the Environmental Planning Manager for more information.
Information about dog fouling and how to report it can be found on the dog fouling pages.