Parks and open spaces

hall leys parkWe're proud to manage some of the region's most beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces. From the iconic, award-winning Hall Leys Park in Matlock to a whole host of smaller parks and gardens.

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We undertake a number of functions in the management and maintenance of parks and open spaces including the enhancement of all parks, open spaces, trees, allotments and cemeteries, informal flower areas and closed church yards.

We also operate areas of recreational interest including play areas, football pitches, pavilions and outdoor tennis courts.

Metal detecting 

The council does not allow metal detecting on its land. 

Use of drones 

The use of drones for filming purposes is not allowed over Derbyshire Dales District Council land, including respective parks and open spaces. 


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