Parks and Open Spaces

Hello there all you parks people & outdoorsy folk.

If you’ve stumbled onto this page by chance… well read on to find out more about Frome’s brilliant parks & green spaces – and our exciting plans for the future!

If you’ve been here before or you know just what you’re looking for do carry on!

Either way we hope you find what you want on these pages – and that you’re excited, enthused & encouraged to get out and explore everything that Frome’s green spaces have to offer.

And if you’re not sure what to do with yourself today, hopefully you’ll find some ideas & inspiration!

What we do

We love our parks & green spaces here in Frome – they’re perfect for walking, playing, relaxing, taking a bit of time out… all sorts of things, in fact.

And because we love them we’ve got a team of dedicated folks working with the local community to try to make them better.

At the moment we look after the following parks & green spaces round the town:

  • Chateau-Gontier Walk
  • Foundry Barton
  • The Otherside footpath
  • The riverside walk along Henley Way
  • Mary Baily
  • Victoria Park
  • New Road
  • North Parade
  • Rodden Meadow
  • The Dippy
  • The Old Showfield
  • Welshmill
  • Weylands

And coming soon – Chapmans Close, Packsaddle & Tower View

To find out more about each of these spaces click on the place names to the left of this page. You’ll find a little bit about the space, including what there is for you to do when you visit. We also have emerging plans for most of our spaces, not to mention seasonal projects – and you’ll find details of these here as well.

Some of these spaces feature children’s play areas, skateparks and the like. Again, there are more details within each site’s page.

Keep up to date

Want to keep up to date and get involved with the town’s parks & green spaces.

Then sign up for one of our Parks & Green Spaces mailing groups by contacting us with your name and your email address.

If you’d like information in other ways please write in, call us or call in to our office at Frome Town Hall.

*We’ll only keep your details for the purposes of sending you emails relating to the parks & green spaces you’re interested in. You can opt out of receiving the emails at any time – just tell us if you don’t want to receive them anymore.

If you’re only interested in receiving emails about specific parks & green spaces then just tell us which ones you’re interested in.

Man’s best friend

Dogs are welcome in most of Frome’s parks and green spaces – but following consultation & agreement in 2014 we introduced Dog Control Orders to help us keep these spaces clean, friendly and welcoming for everyone.

You can read about our Dog Control Orders here.

Strategic documents & Reports

Frome Mill WalkNot as daunting or technical as you might think. Or as boring for that matter!

In fact it’s essential that we have plans and strategies in place for the town – and that goes for the parks & green spaces too.

To start with, we’ve identified a number of spaces round the town that have great potential, and we’re working with the local community to try to improve them or safeguard them for the future. Voluntary group Save Open Spaces produced a detailed report covering this:

Frome Open Spaces Survey June 2014 & Frome Open Space Survey 2014 Appendices

You can also view our Open Space Strategy here: FTC Open Space Strategy

We’re going to be looking at this strategy again soon to make sure everything is still relevant and up to date. This means that a few details might be out of date in the meantime – and we’ve already achieved some of the things that we set out to do when this was written. As soon as the updated strategy is ready we’ll put it here for comment.

Last updated 6th August 2018