The Parish Council is responsible for ensuring that there is adequate green space available for both formal and informal recreation.
The growth of the Parish over recent years and the planned and future development for housing have created some additional space for recreation.
However there is still an under provision of open space both formal and informal, the Parish Council are continually looking to increase this where possible and where land may be available.
At present the Council develops and maintains:
Hellesdon – Recreation Ground, off Wood View Road – Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8 am – dusk, Sunday 8.30 am to dusk.
Hellesdon – Meadow Way – Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8.30 am – dusk, Sunday 9 am to dusk
Mountfield Park – Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8.30 am – dusk, Sunday 9 am to dusk
The park is accessible via the rear of B&Q and Mountfield Avenue.
The park has a designated wildlife area which is left to nature, many new young trees have been planted in partnership with Broad District Council – Broadland Tree Wardens.
There is seating available and this is an ideal location for dog walking and families.
Cottingham Park – The park has no restricted access
The park is accessible via Bush Road and Reepham Road
The informal recreation grounds off the Reepham Road is a continuation of land given over to allotments.
The park is located on the edge of Hellesdon and is an ideal place for dog walking.
Dementia Support Group, relaxed, informal and free sessions, providing conversations, crafts, games and refreshments for unpaid, family carers and cared for.