Parks and open spaces
Welcome to Mansfield's parks and open spaces. Mansfield has more than 600 acres of parks and open spaces including award winning parks, play areas, allotments, local nature reserves, sports facilities, walks and trails.
We want you to get the most from the parks and open spaces, whether you're taking a stroll, walking the dog, or taking the children to the play area. You may want to organise a group event, five-a-side football, or a gathering of the scouts or guides. Whatever you may want to do, we will try to make it happen.
A programme of investment and refurbishment makes sure our parks offer a wide range of high quality sports, play and recreational facilities as well as hosting a number of major community events throughout the year including the annual play day at Carr Bank Park and Party in the Park at Titchfield Park. This is partly achieved by listening to your views and combining them with our development aims.
Some developments over the years include:
Carr Bank Park
Following a major renovation in 1998 the park has been upgraded to include sculpture trails, play area, a rose garden, wildflower meadow, a performance area for outdoor events, refurbished tennis courts and a multi-sports area for basketball and football. In 2008 a new children s play area was installed, with an interactive 'I-Play' facility. More recently a bandstand was erected, this gives local bands of all types an opportunity to perform to the public in excellent park surroundings, for further information please contact us.
Underwent £1.3m worth of improvements in 2003. New features include new play areas and pavilion, new floral bedding, bronze artworks and seating features co-designed by local school children. Since then the park has continued to be improved and enhanced with refurbishment of flowerbeds, increased schools involvement, and in 2011 outdoor gym equipment was installed as well as a boule playing area was installed to accommodate the Mansfield Petanque Club who have been on site since 2009. For information regarding the Petanque Club contact The Parks Development Team.
Fisher Lane Park
The location for the first skate plaza in the district and also the county of Nottinghamshire. Developed by group a of young people with support from Mansfield District Council, this pioneering project features objects that can be commonly found in the urban environment which young people use for skateboarding, bmxing, bike trialing, rollerblading, scootering and even free running. It has been developed in a sympathetic way to the park with the addition of soft landscaping, seating and coloured concrete.
- Berry Hill Park, Lichfield Lane, Mansfield
- Bull Farm Park, Stacey Road, Bull Farm Estate, Mansfield
- Carr Bank Park, Bath Lane, Mansfield
- The Carrs Park,Church Street, Warsop
- Carr Lane Park, Carr Lane, Warsop
- Chesterfield Road Park, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield
- King George V Park, Black Scotch Lane, Mansfield
- Manor Park, Kingsley Ave, Mansfield Woodhouse
- Peafield Park, Litton Road, Mansfield Woodhouse
- Queensway Park, Kingsway Avenue, Forest Town, Mansfield
- Racecourse Park, Epsom Street, Mansfield
- Titchfield Park, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield
- Yeoman Hill Park, Priory Road, Mansfield Woodhouse
- Fisher Lane Park, Southwell Road, Mansfield
- Hornby Plantation, Ashwood Close, Mansfield Woodhouse
To see where these parks are click the Parks and Local Nature Reserve Location Map
The parks in our district have a wide and varied range of recreational and sporting facilities on offer, including football, tennis, bowls, cricket, BMX, basketball, golf, boules and outdoor gym equipment. To view a table showing what each park has to offer visit Park Facilities
Please contact us if you would like to make a booking for football, cricket or bowls.
If you are an organiser who wishes to host an event at one of our parks please contact us for more information and / or download the Park Booking Form [58kb]
April - October:
- Weekdays: 7.00 am - half an hour before dusk
- Weekends: 10.00am - 8.00pm
November - March
- Weekdays: 8.00am - 4.00pm
- Weekends: 10.00am - 4.00pm
There are over 50 play areas within Mansfield district, which offer a variety of activities. Equipment is inspected by Mansfield District Council on a weekly basis and also has yearly independent inspection. If you have an enquiry, comment or complaint about any of these please complete our online forms on the right.
The upkeep of parks (including grass cutting, landscaping, cultivation, repairs), highway verges and other grounds is carried out by Mansfield District Council Parks department. If you have an enquiry, comment or complaint about any of these please complete our online forms on the right. For more information please visit the Parks Maintenance page of this website using the link on the right hand side of this page.
We are happy to let dog owners use the parks, providing this is done in a responsible way. We do not allow dogs in play areas, on sports pitches or in buildings, unless they are guide dogs.
Our ongoing promotion and awareness campaign aims to combat dog mess in our green spaces throughout the district. It is an offence to allow dogs to mess without clearing it up. Fixed penalty fines are in operation in all our district parks and open spaces. If you have an enquiry, comment or complaint about any of these please complete our online forms on the right.