TAMS manages urban parks and open space in Canberra. There are three main types of urban parks in Canberra.
Town Parks are formal parks managed to a high standard, usually with mown and irrigated grass, paving, sculpture, shrub or flower beds. They are adjacent to and serving the main town centres and may host special events. Examples of Town Parks include:
Neighbourhood Parks are small parks (between 0.25 to 2 hectares) with playground facilities and are situated within 400m distance of residential areas. The main users are parents with young children. They may be linked with or adjacent to cycleways, pedestrian parkland and laneways. A local neighbourhood park (0.25 to 1 hectares) may become integral to the design of a residential neighbourhood where its smaller size provides a site for safe play by children under surveillance by adults. A central neighbourhood park (0.5 to 2 hectares) may be located adjacent to or surrounding a neighbourhood sportsground or informal use oval. Examples of neighbourhood parks include:
Other landscaped components of the park system include:
For information about playgrounds please visit Play spaces