Parks, open spaces and play - strategies and management plans

Parks, open spaces and play - strategies and management plans

We're proud of our parks and open spaces, and have plans in place to make sure they are well run, well used and open to everyone in the community.

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Parks and open spaces strategy 2022 to 2030

Our vision for parks and open spaces: 

‘For every park and open space to offer a high quality and fulfilling experience; supporting biodiversity, promoting health, well-being and enjoyment, and improving the quality of life for residents and visitors to the borough.’ 

Our original strategy for Chesterfield's parks and open spaces was launched in 2003; the current strategy is based on research of best practice and consultation with residents and partners. 

Our parks and open spaces delivery plan sets out those areas where we will focus resources over the next five years.

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Parks and Open Spaces Strategy 2022 to 2030 PDF (PDF 254 KB)
Parks and Open Spaces Strategy - Evidence Base PDF (PDF 2.22 MB)

Play strategy

Our vision for play in Chesterfield: 

“For every play space to be a destination, by creating a variety of sustainable play experiences that offer children and young people of all ages and abilities accessible, quality, challenging and fun opportunities for play.” 

Our original strategy for Chesterfield's parks and open spaces was launched in 2008; the current strategy is based on research of best practice and consultation with residents and partners. 

Our play strategy delivery plan sets out those areas where we will focus resources over the next five years.

Play Strategy 2022 to 2030 PDF (PDF 385 KB)
Play Strategy - Evidence Base PDF (PDF 4.61 MB)

Parks, open spaces and play strategy delivery plan 2023-2028

Parks, open spaces and play strategy delivery plan inforgraphic

Parks, Open Spaces and Play Strategy Delivery Plan PDF (PDF 459 KB)

Park management plans

Holmebrook Valley Park Management Plan 2020 to 2025 PDF (PDF 4.5 MB)
Poolsbrook Country Park Management Plan 2020 to 2025 PDF (PDF 1.87 MB)
Queens Park Management Plan 2016 to 2026 PDF (PDF 7.05 MB)

Last updated on 28/02/2024