4.5.1 Park Opening Hours

Parks within the city are either enclosed parks with a boundary around them or open parks. Many of the original city parks were enclosed to exclude the general public, however today reasons include preventing anti-social activity, such as unauthorised access by vehicles.

Opening hours for enclosed parks are standard and respond to available daylight through the seasons, with shorter opening hours in the winter months and longer in the summer months. The City Council does not currently have night parks, where a park is open and active all night, however evening openings to allow for particular events are catered for. Locking up parks at night has not always proven successful in preventing anti-social activity. In view of this alternative management regimes may be considered to this practice.