Parks and gardens

Admire the colourful displays of flowers, watch a band play in the park, sit quietly by the river, play safely with your children, walk in the shade of a magnificent avenue of limes, discover secret wildlife in the towns or play a game of tennis.

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These are just some of the activities you can do in Canterbury City Council's parks and open spaces.  

The services we provide include: 

  • The development of policies and strategies for parks and gardens 
  • Planned improvements for parks and open spaces 
  • Open spaces strategy
  • Actively engaging with local people in the management of parks and open spaces 
  • Support for friends groups 
  • Support for the In Bloom Campaign 
  • Management of allotments (directly managed and partnership sites) 
  • Improvements to play areas
  • Application for memorial benches

Report a problem

Contractors carry out certain jobs on behalf of the council, please contact Serco to report a problem with a park, tree, water feature, park access, park keeper service, play area, building or structure or an open space.

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