Wolverhampton Open Space Strategy and Action Plan

Closed 29 Oct 2023

Opened 17 Jul 2023


City of Wolverhampton Council is preparing a new strategy and action plan for public open spaces and play spaces in the city. This strategy will provide a long-term vision and action plan which will help to ensure the open space network meets the needs of residents.

We are asking people to complete a short online survey which will help us to understand more about how you use open space and play space near your home or place of work, how satisfied you are with the quality of open space, and what additional types of open space and play space may be needed in the future.

The results of this survey will help us develop a long-term strategy for managing Wolverhampton’s open spaces.

What do we mean by open space?

Open space means all outdoor space that is accessible to the public. This includes, for example, parks, sports pitches, allotments and cemeteries.

In particular, we will ask questions about the following:

  • Formal parks and recreation grounds: Open space dedicated to recreation and amenity, including benches, footpaths, signage, litter bins and other facilities.
  • Equipped children’s play areas: This may include play areas within larger parks or stand alone sites. This can also include ball game areas, outdoor gyms and natural play.
  • Informal green space: This is often an area of mown grass. These are often smaller spaces near to where people live, including within housing estates.
  • Natural areas: Open space with a focus on nature conservation, includes woodland, wildflower meadows and nature reserves.

Please spare ten minutes of your time to fill out a quick survey. The survey closes on 29th October 2023.

For further details on how the information you provide will be used, please read our privacy notice.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Parks and open spaces