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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.

'Share your views' 
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Community Choices is a democratic process which empowers communities to have a greater say on how funds are allocated and distributed to the benefit of their locality.

Current Community Consultations

The deadline for completion of the above community surveys is Sunday 16 June 2024 

General Customer Feedback

If you want to tell us what you think of your park or play area please complete our surveys:-


    Report It

    If you want to report a problem with a park please use our online


    These reports show everyone's feedback about your park

    How to participate

    If you would like to be on the mailing list for a park, or to be kept up-to-date with the park improvement process, please contact our Open Space Officers: Simon Scott (opens new window) 01506 284626 or Carol Campbell (opens new window).

    TreeTime West Lothian

    Our trees are important - they clean our air, reduce flooding, keep us cool in the summer and warmer in the winter, improve our health and give the wildlife in West Lothian a home. But trees don't last forever. Help us to plant more trees and look after the ones we have. If you would like to adopt a tree or have a tree planted in West Lothian for any reason, please go to the Tree Time webpage (opens new window) and explore the range of options.

    This is a partnership initiative with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust.

    Kirkton Park

    Friends of the Park

    What are they?

    • A  Friends of the Park group is a collection of local people who come together to improve their public park. This could mean anything from doing some simple planting or tidying up, to organising events, or fundraising for new features etc.

    Why form a group?

    • This can be for any number of reasons, the main one being to do something positive for a park that you care about. Groups will often start off small and attract new members as they go along and start to achieve things. If successful, a group will give local people pride in their local park, and a sense  of ownership.

    Why does the council want to encourage groups?

    • The council want to maximise the benefits a park can provide to all those using it, we want to encourage the public to be involved and in some cases lead in the design, improvement, and management of parks throughout West Lothian.
    • The council can advise on the setup of a group. We can help different groups discuss common issues, and exchange ideas about projects etc. The starting point for anyone wishing to setup a group is to read the 'Start up Pack' -   Friend of the Park - Start up pack [2MB]

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