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Leighton-Linslade is fortunate to be home to a number of award winning parks, green spaces and children’s play areas, which provide residents and visitors opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation.
We at Leighton-Linslade Town Council take pride in all parks and open spaces and are constantly striving to ensure they are maintained to a high standard.
The largest parks we manage are Parson’s Close Recreation Ground (home to Splash ‘n’ Play, the beach and the Skate Park), Pages Park, Linslade Memorial Playing Fields and Garden of Remembrance, Linslade Recreation Ground and Astral Park. Find out more about these Parks by viewing the individual pages below.
We have other open spaces, many of which include children’s play areas, sports and exercise facilities. For example, Danes Way Park and Vandyke Road Playing Fields are home to our two recently refurbished BMX tracks. You can find more information on sporting activities in our parks here and a link to a map showing all Town Council owned open spaces below.
Update 24 March 2020: in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Government restrictions are clear in that playgrounds and outdoor gyms should no longer be used. Where possible we will aim to lock play areas, but some are open and access cannot be restricted. We look to our residents to take a personal moral responsibility in following the Government instructions which are designed to safeguard us all. Thank you for your co-operation at this difficult time.
Our parks remain open and we will endeavour, with restricted staffing, to maintain parks services as best we can. Please follow Government instructions and use the parks responsibly, maintaining social distancing. Thank you.
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Dog waste bags
Dog waste bags are available for public use, collect yours from the White House.
Leighton-Linslade in Bloom
The Friends of Leighton-Linslade in Bloom are very active throughout the year, holding Open Gardens events in the town, running plant stalls and finding new ways to encourage biodiversity and wildlife and tackling issues such as litter and graffiti.
Green Flag Award
Four of our open spaces have been awarded Green Flag Awards including Pages Park, Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Linslade Recreation Ground and Vandyke Road Cemetery.
Fields in Trust
Two of our Parks, Pages Field and Linslade Memorial Playing Fields and Garden of Remembrance have the accolade of Fields in Trust Status. The status means the future of the parks is protected.
Sports Pitches and Facilities
We own many football pitches and two cricket pitches, you can find out more by visiting our sports locations page. We also have a free to use basketball and tennis courts based at Pages Park and green gym equipment at Pages Park, Astral Park and Linslade Recreation Park.
You can use the Free to use green gym equipment at three locations: Pages Park, Astral Park and Linslade Recreation Ground.
Private hire of our parks and open spaces
Some of our parks and open spaces are available to hire for private functions or events. To find out more please visit the venue hire section on our website where you will find all relevant information.
Our Grounds and Environmental Services team work with ‘Friends’ groups to improve the quality of our local parks and open spaces. This can include anything from developing new facilities such as consultations for refurbishing play areas, planting flowers and shrub beds to maintaining playgrounds.
We have three community gardens based at Pages Park, Linslade Rec which are managed by Friends of Leighton-Linslade in Bloom.
The third Regent Street and Miles Avenue Wildlife and Community Garden, a project in partnership with local volunteers and the Town Council. They are always keen to hear from willing volunteers, get in touch if you are looking to get involved
Keeping our parks and open spaces tidy
We have a team of groundsmen who do a great job of keeping our parks and open spaces clean and tidy. All bins and dog waste bins are emptied daily. We encourage everyone using our parks to tidy up after themselves and use the bins provided.
Please contact us if there is a bin or dog waste bin which is in need of emptying and we will arrange with our Grounds team to have it done as soon as possible.