Our parks and open spaces are important places to be protected, cherished and enhanced.
They take great effort – and money – to maintain, but give back so much to our communities. They are vital to our physical and mental health, the quality of our environment
and provide valuable habitat for wildlife. We have an abundance of parks and open spaces in our area covering over 24 square kilometres on 632 individual sites.
The parks which are most valued by our local communities are:
Bonnybridge, Banknock and Denny
Braes and the Rural South
Falkirk and Grangemouth
Larbert, Stenhousemuir and the Rural North
Further details about the parks and open spaces which we manage can be found on our parks and countryside estates pages.
Our long term strategy for the improvement of our parks and open spaces is set out within our Open Space Strategy.
Crucial to our long-term efforts to improve these parks will be the involvement of local communities. Many have already established "Friends of" groups to support local parks. You can find out more about community led park and open space improvement projects in our area on the MyPark Scotland website. If you are interested in helping to improve your local park by joining an existing Friends group, or forming a new one, then please contact us.
There are 178 open spaces containing a playspace across the Council area and we are responsible for the majority of them. We aim to ensure that every household is within an 800m walk of an open space containing a playspace and that, where appropriate, those playspaces should contain equipment to serve 3 different age groups: toddlers, juniors and teens.