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Parks, gardens and open spaces

West Lothian Council is committed to ensuring the area is well served with a wide range of public parks, play parks, gardens and other open spaces for everyone to enjoy.

  • Children's Play Areas

    West Lothian Council inspect and maintain play areas all year round.

  • Open Space Strategy

    West Lothian Council's Open Space Strategy provides an overall vision for the provision, development, regeneration and management of open spaces throughout West Lothian.

  • Weed Control

    Non-native plant species are those that have been brought in to the country by humans. There are many non-native species throughout Scotland. A small number of these cause damage to the environment, the economy, our health and the way we live.

  • Almondvale Park

    The council allocated funds to Almondvale Park to upgrade it from 2014-17. We were also successful in gaining another 50% in funding from Sustrans to ensure that the park provides an attractive and lively outdoor recreation area in central Livingston. The park is now open to all. It includes an adventure playpark, measured health walk/run, an upgraded cyclepath (NCR 75), platforms to view the River Almond, wildflower meadows, wildlife information, artworks, new paths, benches and signs. It's just across the river from Livingston's shopping centre - pay it a visit!

  • Parks and Gardens - Information and Events

    NETs, Land and Countryside Services are responsible for parks, park improvements, recreation areas, open spaces and sports grounds maintenance. Our teams also inspect and maintain children's play equipment and administer the garden maintenance scheme and the annual gardens competition. Trees in parks and on council property are managed and maintained by our Tree and woodland management team.

  • Gardens Competition

    West Lothian Council annually holds a Gardens Competition. The competition is for amateurs and non-professionals and aims to encourage local residents to get involved in gardening. Gardening is a healthy, fun activity that enhances and enriches not just your own property but the wider West Lothian community.

  • Report Issues at a Public Park

    How to report issues with public parks in West Lothian.

  • Report Overgrown Trees, Bushes and Hedges

    How to report issues with Overgrown Trees, Bushes and Hedges in West Lothian.

  • Livingston North Blue Green Network

    Following the success of the Livingston South Blue Green Network project in 2016, and the improvements to Almondvale Park in 2016/17, we have secured £20,000 from the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund to carry out a feasibility study for improving the network of paths, woodlands, waterways and parks in North Livingston.

  • Food Growing

    West Lothian Council supports all forms of community food growing, from allotments and community gardens to community planters and fruit trees in public spaces.