Park Rangers

The Wakefield Park Rangers maintain district and town parks to meet Green Flag standards.

Maintenance responsibilities


We empty bins and litter pick twice a week from March to October and as necessary during winter.

Grass cutting

We help to cut grass in high footfall areas such as around playgrounds and also assist with grass cutting in wider park.

Floral displays

We will maintain bedding and herbaceous plants if there are any.


We help plant trees in winter and create meadows and enhance existing natural areas for wildlife and flowers.

Ponds and water features

We do a weekly schedule of pond/water feature cleansing in the three destination parks:

  • Thornes
  • Pontefract
  • Vale Head

Shrubs and hedges

We maintain shrub beds and hedges from August to March.

General maintenance

We also inspect, maintain, clean, and do minor repairs of park furniture each week such as:

  • signs
  • benches
  • gates
  • fences

We seek out and remove graffiti and report anti-social behaviour.

We perform small repairs and maintenance tasks like painting park buildings and pruning trees using hand tools from the ground.

Community assistance

We provide support and assistance for local parks volunteer initiatives. Contact us at to request assistance with your project.

Report a problem

You can report the following problems that you spot in the parks and green spaces:

  • trees in parks
  • vandalism or damage
  • litter or fly tipping
  • dog fouling
  • graffiti
  • grass cutting or weeds

How to report it

Use MyAccount to conveniently report a problem online day or night.

Or, email us at

Emergencies or dangerous problems

For emergencies or dangerous problems (e.g., a tree that is in danger of falling in a park or a broken piece of play equipment) contact us on 0345 8 506 506 (24 hours).

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