Over the last year the importance of our greenspaces has come into sharp focus. They are vital spaces for people; helping to support our physical and mental well-being. Managed in the right way, they can also play an important part in our response to the global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss.

The roll out of the Sustainable Grass Management Pilot Project was approved in January 2021. The pilot project will run for 1 year until the end of spring 2022.

This project will trial changes to how we manage grassland at 35 greenspace sites (including parks and road verges).

We hope the changes will help:

  • create diverse and healthy greenspaces for local people to enjoy
  • benefit wildlife and reduce biodiversity loss
  • help combat the climate emergency

The sorts of changes that are being made include:

  • Creating naturalised grass areas (cut once or twice a year, and sown with wildflowers in some locations)
  • Creating patches or strips of wildflower meadow
  • Delaying or reducing the frequency of amenity grass cutting
  • Planting bulbs and trees
  • Sowing meadow seed or wildflower seed.

Finalised pilot sites

Each site listed below gives a description and a map showing the changes being made.

Bo'ness

Drum Road
Kinnigars Park

Bonnybridge and Larbert

Duncan Stewart Park

Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst

Corrie Park
Crownest Park (The Lido)
Finlay Russell Park
New Carron Road
Stenhouse Park

Denny and Banknock

Anderson Park
Ash Park
Braes View
Gala (Herbertshire Castle) Park
Hay Park
Herbertshire Playing Fields

Falkirk North

A9 Distributor Road
Camelon Public Park
Easter Carmuirs Park
Glenfuir Road
Stirling Road Playing Fields
Sunnyside Playing Fields
Westburn Avenue

Falkirk South

Blinkbonny Park
Dollar Park
Tamfourhill Industrial Estate

Grangemouth

Beancross Road
Forth and Clyde Way
Zetland Park

Lower Braes

Gilston Crescent
Gray Buchanan Park
Laurieston banking

Upper Braes

Laurie Park
Valley Park

Sites still to be finalised

Details are still being finalised for the small number of sites listed below. Maps and descriptions will be added as soon as possible.

Falkirk South

  • Hallglen

Grangemouth

  • Burnbank Road
  • Portal Road

Your views

Give us your views on the Sustainable Grass Management Pilot Project: