Open spaces are often very important to local communities, they can provide welcome green space in built-up urban areas and some have a high level of historic interest and associations. Public parks can include significant formal layouts and landscaping, with a range of leisure facilities and features such as fountains, bowling greens and ornamental planting. They also may respect or incorporate earlier boundaries relating to private parks, field systems or settlement. In the case of country parks, these may preserve remnants of entire earlier landscapes, particularly industrial, extractive, agricultural or designed parkland landscapes. This asset type can include:
- playing fields/recreation and sports grounds;
- public parks;
- urban green spaces;
- golf courses;
- country parks;
- private parkland and deer parks.