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Parks and open spaces

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We are responsible for the management and maintenance of award-winning green spaces and landscaping in Loughborough, including many villages across the borough.

Specifically, we look after:

We also support Loughborough In Bloom and provide a special Ranger Service to help our wildlife areas flourish. This service is operated by our green spaces contractor Idverde.

Parks in many of the villages and towns across Charnwood are usually maintained by the local town or parish councils.


Play areas

The Council manages 44 play areas across Charnwood. Town and Parish councils within Charnwood own and manage other play areas.

find your nearest play areas by typing your postcode into the 'Find your nearest play area' box on this page or visit the My Charnwood website for this and more local information.


Stonebow Washlands

Stonebow Washlands is in Thorpe Acre and is accessible from Mount Grace Road, off Maxwell Drive (Kinchbus no. 12 stops a short walk away on Maxwell Drive).

Created in the 1980s the main role of the Washlands is to provide flood alleviation, but it is also a rich wildlife site and provides informal recreation for local residents.

Stonebow Washlands is designated a Local Wildlife Site (previously known as Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation SINC).


Charnwood Water

This former clay pit is situated off Tuckers Road, Loughborough, LE11 2PH and covers an area of some 27.12 acres.

It is used mainly for leisure purposes by the general public and has both a car park and disabled toilets.


Management of open spaces

Please find a copy of all the significant documents published on the Delta BiPs web portal below. These documents have been created as part of the procurement process for outsourcing the management of open spaces:

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