Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

In accordance with phase 2 of the Scottish Government's route map through and out of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, all Council owned play areas will re-open from Monday 29 June 2020. Closure notices will begin to be removed from Monday 29 June but this task may take up to a week to complete. For the avoidance of doubt, even if Coronavirus (COVID-19) closure signs remain in place, from Monday 29 June 2020, all Council owned play areas will re-open.

Mechanical health and safety inspections have been carried out at all play areas and all equipment is structurally safe. No additional cleaning of play equipment has been carried out. Please be mindful of the need to continue recommended social distancing and personal hygiene measures to avoid increasing the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), see www.falkirk.gov.uk/covid19.

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

Bo'ness

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.

Playspaces

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.