Territory and Municipal Services

Urban Parks

TAMS manages urban parks and open space in Canberra. There are three main types of urban parks in Canberra.

Town Parks

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:

City Hill

Glebe Park

Margaret Timpson Town Park

Tuggeranong Town Park

Woden Town Park

District Parks

Neighbourhood Parks

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:

Corroboree Park

Latrobe Park

Other landscaped components of the park system include:

  • Pedestrian parkland which are corridors of open space provided for pedestrian movement within and between suburbs.
  • Semi-natural open spaces which are areas of remnant grazing land or native vegetation, and include creek corridors, hilltop areas, ridges and buffer areas between suburbs.
  • Native grassland or woodland sites which contain endangered plant species.
  • Major road verges and medians.
  • Informal use ovals which are non-irrigated open dryland grass areas for informal sport and recreational use.
  • Special purpose areas which are large open spaces dedicated to specialised recreational activities or sporting events.

For information about playgrounds please visit Play spaces

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