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Our Green Flag parks

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Best Kept Garden Competition 2017

We want you to get the most from your parks and green spaces. Whether you're taking a stroll, walking the dog, or taking the children to the playground, we want you to feel good about what you are doing and where you are.

Parks facilities

Mansfield has over 150 parks and green spaces. They are looked after by the Parks and Green Spaces team, volunteers and partner agencies. They are free for everyone to enjoy.

There are many different activities you can participate in on our parks. These include:

  • Basketball and netball
  • BMX
  • Bowls
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Outdoor gym
  • Pétanque (French boules)
  • Skateboarding
  • Tennis
  • Walking, jogging and running

There are different charges for football, cricket and bowls clubs and for golf. The tennis courts are free to use. For further details please see our pdf icon Parks Fees and Charges 2017-18 [246kb].  If you would like to make a booking, please contact us.

We have over 50 play areas in the district which offer a variety of activities for children and young people.

Many of our parks are in easy reach of each other and are linked by green trails and footpaths. pdf icon Parks & LNRs Trail Leaflet [976kb] is useful for planning a trip out.

Toilet facilities are available in our pavilions when they are hired out for events or meetings. Unfortunately, due to anti-social behaviour, toilets are not open to the public.

The parks pdf icon map [24Mb] shows the locations of some of our parks and Local Nature Reserves or see Find My Nearest.

Our Green Flag parks

We are extremely proud of our flagship parks. Our aim is to provide welcoming, safe and attractive green spaces.

They offer a broad range of experiences and activities for everyone in beautiful, well maintained surroundings. Each one has their own unique features and historical value. Like all our parks, they are essential to our overall wellbeing, environment and cultural heritage.

Detailed information on these parks can be found in their management plans:

  • pdf icon Carr Bank Park [4Mb]
    • Tennis
  • pdf icon King George V Park [2Mb]
    • Play area
    • Football pitches
    • Wildflower meadow
    • Woodland walks
    • Pitch and putt golf course - open 7 days a week throughout the year, but closed on Bank Holidays and through the Christmas period. The course is situated in the park off Black Scotch Lane with adequate free off road parking. The course is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am until final tee off at 2pm at weekends the course opens at 10am with the final tee off at 2pm. An adult round costs £4 junior and OAP £2 per round. For the regular golfers a season ticket is available which covers 1 April to 31 March at £110 per adult and £55 for junior and OAP.
  • pdf icon Peafield Park [3Mb]
    • Toddler Play Area
    • Junior Play Area
    • Multisports Pitch
    • Skate Park
    • Bike Track
    • Wildflower Meadow
    • Trails and walks
    • Woodland area with all access path
    • Sensory Garden

See our awards page for more details.

Get involved

We are keen to hear from people who would like to help us look after our parks. Please contact our Friends Groups or us for more information.

What's on

There are lots of events and activities taking place throughout our parks and across the district.

Events include:

  • 11 May - 15 May: McKeans Family Fun Fair at The Carrs, Warsop.   
  • 19-29 May - McKeans Family Fun Fair at Chesterfield Road Park.      
  • From 21 May: A series of summer brass band concerts at Carr Bank Park in Mansfield will take place on Sunday 21 May, Sunday 11 June. Sunday 16 July, Sunday 13 August and Sunday 17 September. All performances are free and take place between 2pm and 4pm.
  • 17 June - Mansfield Woodhouse Summer Event at Yeoman Hill Park between noon and 6pm.        
  • 2 July: Warsop Carnival at The Carrs, Warsop between noon and 7pm.
  • Friday 28 July: Mansfield Summer Festival in Titchfield Park.

For full details please check out our What's on section. Updates can also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Best Kept Garden Competition 2017

Calling all gardeners!! Mansfield District Council is again running a Best Kept Garden competition, which is aimed at all residents throughout the district.

It's free to enter so if you think your garden is kept to a high standard, we'd love to hear from you. There will be prize money available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

To enter the competition, simply complete the online Best Kept Garden competition form or collect an entry form from the reception area at Mansfield Civic Centre reception, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield. Please ensure you are aware of the judges' criteria of what they will be looking for during their visit when your garden is assessed.

Entry forms need to be returned to Mansfield District Council, Hermitage Lane Depot, Maunside, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 5GU by Friday 30 June 2017.

Judging will commence from Monday 17 July.



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