Ipswich's beautiful parks are an important part of the town's heritage. Residents and visitors can access more than 500 hectares of green space and wildlife habitats all across the town.
Some of our historic parks, such as Chantry, Christchurch and Holywells, are registered parks of national importance but even our smaller parks, such as Alexandra, Bourne, Gippeswyk and Stone Lodge, are significant green spaces and of local historical interest.
The Wildlife and Education Rangers are responsible for the management of wildlife areas within these green spaces. As well as carrying out practical management the team run the events programme and work with many local schools to engage and inspire the public about the wildlife Ipswich has to offer. Find out more about the Rangers on the Ranger Services page.
In addition to the Council-managed parks and allotments, ActivLives (formerly the Town & Bridge Project) runs the People's Community Garden which is located at Maidenhall allotment, and Chantry Walled Garden in Chantry Park. These gardens are community resources and everyone is welcome to visit or get involved. Further information is available on their website: http://activlives.org.uk/activgardens/.
Let us know what you think: You can comment on our parks and open spaces using an online questionnaire available on the national GreenSTAT website at: www.greenstat.org.uk.