Improving Local Parks
Did you know you can use the Find My Local application to find parks near you or to find the name of the park that you need.
Our parks and open spaces are designed to meet the needs of the local community but over time these needs change. Major park refurbishments and minor improvements are undertaken where funding is available and these are always done in consultation with the local community.
To support parks improvements we gather evidence of the local need for new facilities such as paths, benches and playgrounds, we will record any requests that are made and use this to support funding bids. You can record your request using the Request New Parks Facility button.
Many of our parks and open spaces are supported by groups of local residents who form “Friends of Parks” groups.
Friends groups are active in many different ways including:
- Carrying out practical tasks such as clean ups, habitat management, tree planting
- Bidding for funds for park improvements
- Advising on local priorities for improvements
- Promoting the value and benefits of open space
- Assisting with surveys and consultations
Friends groups are members of the Birmingham Open Spaces Forum (BOSF) that campaigns for better resources and recognition for parks.
Visit the BOSF website if you are interested in finding out more about your local Friends Group.