We have a number of open spaces, cemeteries, parks, recreation and playgrounds around Church Stretton, managed by the Town Council with the help of volunteers. They are all open for the public to enjoy.
Coppice Leasowes Nature Reserve
Coppice Leasowes Local Nature Reserve straddles the A49 north of the Church Stretton junction. The more wooded section is to the east, and the wet lands to the west.
Rectory Wood & Field
Town Centre car parks are less than 5 minutes walk away. From The Square walk past St Lawrence’s church along Church Way to the entrance of Rectory Field at the far end. Rectory Field is ideal for small and large gatherings, walking dogs, and picnic at the tables in the lower part of the field.
Sandford Avenue Park
There is nowhere better for people to exercise and relax, and for children to play. It is a large open space, free of traffic, with play equipment, and spme sporting facilities. People play Bowls on the crown green, and there’s Tennis courts, Croquet and a skatepark under construction.
The War Memorial is located on the mound between Burway Road and Longhills Road. We remember our fallen every November here.
Below the War Memorial, at the junction between Burway Road and Longhills Road there is a shelter overlooking a grass area with spring flowers,, popular with picnickers during the day and gatherings of small numbers of younger people during the early evening.