Town Council Parks
The Town Council manages and oversees numerous open spaces and parks across Christchurch. The maintenance of these sites is operated via a Service Level Agreement with BCP Council. This includes issues such as grass cutting, park maintenance, waste-bin emptying, collection and so on.
Key sites under the guardianship of the Town Council include Christchurch Quay, Mudeford Recreation Ground and Cricket wicket, Knapp Mill Open Space and Druitt Gardens. These all provide pleasant leisure space and recreational facilities for a manner of activities: Dog Walking, Exercise, Picnicking, Children’s play as well as providing pleasant grounds to just relax and have a stroll. The Town Council is also proud to have maintained the Green Flag Award for Christchurch Quay.
The Town Council promotes collaborative models of working together. For example Druitt Gardens has an active “Friends of Druitt Gardens” group who volunteer their time to the upkeep, development and enhancement of this Town Council asset. Support has also been given by the Town Council for such groups by way of the Council’s Community Grants Scheme. Ideas for the development of our precious open spaces are always welcome and contact should be made with the Town Council in the first instance to see what support can be given; even if its putting you in contact with more established volunteer groups who can share their experience.
Maps of the play areas
Information in the map images shows the play areas around Christchurch and their proximity to the surrounding area. If you would like a fuller description of the play areas please contact the council.
Getting to our parks
Accessing the parks around Christchurch can be done on foot, by public transport and by car.
The Park Areas
In time the Town Council shall take transfer of the larger parks in Christchurch from BCP Council. These include Waterman’s Park and Barrack Road Recreation Ground. It was always the intention to have these parks added to the Town Council’s open spaces provision.
It is also the ambition of the Town Council to look at enhancing the open spaces offering by taking on more sites where and when possible as well as developing the current assets we have, for example, by looking at applying for grant funding or further awards such as Heritage Park statuses.