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The Canch Park, Memorial Avenue Gardens
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The Parks and Open Spaces Unit

The Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Unit are responsible for the management and development of over 860 acres of amenity land throughout the District of Bassetlaw.


Included within this acreage are the two main town centre parks:


  • The Canch in Worksop
  • Kings' Park in Retford


Other key sites include:


  • Langold Country Park with its lake and woodland features
  • Kilton Forest Golf Course in Worksop


The Unit manages a grounds maintenance service which is responsible for the upkeep of the District Council's green landscaped spaces, street gardens and playing fields which accommodate a range of sport based activities.






The Unit also provides technical advice for the maintenance of grass, shrubs plantings and trees on estates managed by A1 Housing Bassetlaw Limited.


A further aspect of the service delivers grounds maintenance works in Bassetlaw's three working cemeteries at:


Retford Road, Worksop

Hannah Park, Worksop

Retford Cemetery, Retford


and a number of closed churchyards.







For the younger age range the Unit maintains and continues to develop play facilities.


This service currently provides:








Catering for more passive recreational pursuits, the Parks and Open Spaces Unit administers a total of 24 allotment sites in Retford and Worksop. 





Angling is also provided for on the Unit’s three open water sites at:



Events and Activities

Across its parks and open spaces sites the District Council organises and stages a wide range of community events either directly or in partnership with other organisations, groups and interested individuals.  In the past these have included Teenfest, Retford Charter Day, Love Parks Week and various family fun days. For information please visit our Current Events and Activities webpage or contact the Parks and Open Spaces Unit. 




The Winter and Spring Photographic Competion has now closed and winners will be notified shortly.  See here for further information.


Contact: Parks and Open Spaces Unit

Tel: 01909 534525


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