Romantic setting for “I Love Ipswich Parks” week
10th February 2011
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WLTM … attractive, very open, likes variety, offers pretty walks, playing, bird watching and wildlife etc. For friendship first, maybe more.

That’s the message to local people from the “I Love Ipswich Parks” campaign being launched on Valentine’s Day by the Borough Council.
The Council is running a series of events through next week to highlight how attractive and important our parks are.
Councillor Inga Lockington, Environment portfolio-holder, said: “Our parks are so important to the town and offer such a rich variety – tranquil walks, bustling play areas, entertainment, wildlife and benches for a chat or to read a book in the sun. We are blessed with many parks, large and small, and this campaign is to underline that love affair we have – or should have – with them. I hope people will look at our parks in a new light and make more use of them in the future. I think it is fitting to be launching it on Valentine’s Day, when all our thoughts turn to love.”
Events included in the “I Love Ipswich Parks” week include:
Monday 14th: I Love safe parks – launch of the new-look Parks Patrol service in Chantry Park at 1.30pm (Play Area). Come and meet the new team.
Tuesday 15th: I Love Wildlife Walks (Christchurch Park, 12.30pm) - join a Wildlife Ranger for a wander at lunchtime to see some of the wildlife that resides in the heart of town. Meet at the Reg Driver Visitor Centre for this one-hour amble.

Any day: I Love Relaxing Parks – take a stroll in the fresh air. You are only 400 metres from a park or open space wherever you live in Ipswich. Find out more information on Ipswich’s parks at

Any day: I Love Getting Involved in Parks - “It is very rewarding and enjoyable working outside in such beautiful parks. It’s great when someone compliments you on how good the park looks,” says volunteer Jill Duncan. You can get involved, too. Visit the ICVS in the town centre and ask about volunteering in parks.

Weekend family fun: I Love Playing in the Parks - Ipswich has more than 1,200 acres of parks and open spaces to explore and enjoy.  There are play areas, wildlife areas, sports areas and plenty of temporary goalposts. With half-term around the corner why not get out to your local park and see what it has to offer?

Issued by the IBC press office, tel: 01473 432031

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