Parks and open spaces

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Residents and visitors can access more than 500 hectares of green space and wildlife habitats across the town.

Chantry Park is the largest town park in Ipswich. It extends over 124 acres of parkland and wildlife areas on the western edge of town.
Volunteering opportunities in Holywells and Christchurch Parks, and conservation work with the Greenways Countryside Project.
Find out about the Ipswich Wildlife Network - linking habitats around the town
About the work of the River Action Group.
A Friends Group is a group of local residents and other interested parties who dedicate their time and knowledge to improve their local park or open space.
The Open Space and Biodiversity Policy was approved at Executive Committee on the 19 February 2013.
The Rangers run a wide range of events including guided walks, craft activities and river cruises.
Join our Parks team over two weeks with tree planting, wildlife events and bird box making in your area.
Our Wildlife and Parks teams have created walks around 12 of our parks and open spaces to encourage use of particular paths to avoid disturbance to wildlife, encourage use of under used areas of the parks and improve access to nature for mental health and wellbeing.


Contact Details

Parks & Cemeteries,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3E Grafton House,
15 - 17 Russell Road,

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01473 433516