Parks and Open Spaces
South Ribble offers a range of green space that is accessible to the public including parks, nature reserves and woodland. This page provides information about the range of open space available in the borough, who is responsible for its management and maintenance and what events are planned.
Green spaces are areas designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a natural environment. The council is responsible for the upkeep and improvement of parks and open spaces, including facilities for outdoor sports, children's playgrounds and allotments.
Please click on the links below for further information about the different topics and services. For information about the rural areas in and around South Ribble, please visit our countryside pages.
Following public consultation in October 2011, works are currently underway to improve the Farington Park, Stanifield Lane with new footpath/cycleways, tree planting, signage and seating. The works are due to be carried out in phases over the next 18 months and will include a new park entrance linking through to Centurion Way through the new housing development, currently being built.
Following the completion of the second refurbishment phase to the playground, works are also shortly to start enclosing the play equipment with a new dog proof fence to ensure the playground meets modern standards.
The park will remain open to the public for the duration of the works, however, there will be periods where the improvement works may cause some disruption and therefore visitors are thanked for thier patience.
The main improvement works are shown on the plan attached to the Downloads section on the right hand side of this page. For further information, please call South Ribble Borough Council Neighbourhood Services via the Council's Gateway on 01772 625625.
Last updated: 24 July 2012