Parks and Gardens - Information and Events
NETs, Land and Countryside Services are responsible for parks, park improvements, recreation areas, open spaces and sports grounds maintenance. Our teams also inspect and maintain children's play equipment and administer the garden maintenance scheme and the annual gardens competition. Trees in parks and on council property are managed and maintained by our Tree and woodland management team.
'Have Your Say'
Community Choices is a democratic process which empowers communities to have a greater say on how funds are allocated and distributed to the benefit of their locality.
Balbardie Park Pumptrack
Funding has been awarded by sportscotland and SUEZ for the construction of a new, asphalt pumptrack in Balbardie Park in autumn 2021. Together with council Capital funds and Developer Contributions, the total investment in this project will be £136,000. The track will be floodlit and will be located next to the skatepark, in place of the small ballcourt. Velosolutions UK has been formally appointed as the track designer/builder and Green Action Trust will help to manage the project. Click on the link to see what the track will look like -
Urban Parks and Open Space - Customer Survey
If you want to tell us what you think of your park please complete our survey.
If you want to report a problem with a park please use our online
- Report it forms
These reports show everyone's feedback about your park
How to participate
If you would like to be on the mailing list for a park, or to be kept up-to-date with the park improvement process, please contact our Open Space Officers: Becky Plunkett email@example.com 01506 284630 or Simon Scott firstname.lastname@example.org 01506 284626.
Friends of the Park
What are they?
- A Friends of the Park group is a collection of local people who come together to improve their public park. This could mean anything from doing some simple planting or tidying up, to organising events, or fundraising for new features etc.
Why form a group?
- This can be for any number of reasons, the main one being to do something positive for a park that you care about. Groups will often start off small and attract new members as they go along and start to achieve things. If successful, a group will give local people pride in their local park, and a sense of ownership.
Why does the council want to encourage groups?
- The council want to maximise the benefits a park can provide to all those using it, we want to encourage the public to be involved and in some cases lead in the design, improvement, and management of parks throughout West Lothian.
The council can advise on the setup of a group. We can help different groups discuss common issues, and exchange ideas about projects etc. The starting point for anyone wishing to setup a group is to read the 'Start up Pack' -