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.
'Share your views'
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.
- Surveys/consultation will be displayed here
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: Simon Scott email@example.com 01506 284626 or Carol Campbell Carol.Campbell@westlothian.gov.uk.
TreeTime West Lothian
Our trees are important - they clean our air, reduce flooding, keep us cool in the summer and warmer in the winter, improve our health and give the wildlife in West Lothian a home. But trees don't last forever. Help us to plant more trees and look after the ones we have. If you would like to adopt a tree or have a tree planted in West Lothian for any reason, please go to the Tree Time webpage and explore the range of options.
This is a partnership initiative with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust.
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' -