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Open spaces

We have guidance on how we expect our public open spaces to be treated as well as our responsibilities in maintaining them. You can report issues with open spaces or woodland to us.

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Public open spaces

We maintain many open spaces of land for public access across New Forest.

Coastal cliff open space

We manage six kilometres of coastal cliff open space along the coastline.

Children's play areas

We maintain play areas covering a range of ages and play types.


We maintain over 18 hectares of open woodland that you can visit and enjoy.

Trees on council land

We are responsible for managing trees on our land and some public spaces.

Small community events on public open spaces

Apply to hold an event on public land.

Look Out For Our Forest #LOFOF

Find out what we are doing to reduce litter

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