Parks and open spaces
Dorset has many open spaces, ranging from allotments, beaches and gardens to country parks and recreation grounds.
Allotments are plots of land available for rent by local citizens and used to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. Water supplies, sheds / storage and skips are usually provided on allotment sites. Car parking may also be available.
Find information on walking your dogs and the locations of Dorset beaches.
There are many wonderful sites to visit in Dorset where you can watch the wildlife, go for a walk or simply relax on a sunny day.
Heathlands are important open spaces for people and wildlife. Heathlands grow in a few areas around the UK and Europe, including Dorset. They are home to very rare specialist animals and plants, including some of our most endangered species.
Parks, gardens and green spaces
Information on parks, gardens, open spaces and amenity areas. Includes events, children's play areas, park projects and grass cutting schedules.
Find information on council tree policies, hedgerows, preservation orders and tree maintenance.