Park Rangers

All our leisure parks, sports grounds, open spaces and conservation areas are patrolled by park rangers.

The Park Rangers are here to help you. They wear uniforms and carry official ID.


  • Work with the local community to improve local parks
  • Promote and encourage proper use of facilities
  • Manage healthy walks across Mid Sussex
  • Deal with dog control issues, vandalism and some antisocial behaviour
  • Inspect sites and facilities to keep them up to shape
  • Carry out risk assessments for all parks managed by us
  • Give help and advice
  • Enforce byelaws
  • Investigate incidents and accidents
  • Support activities in parks

Anti-social behaviour in parks

Anti-social behaviour can be:

  • Anything that causes alarm or fear
  • Noise
  • Drunken or abusive behaviour
  • Vandalism, graffiti and other deliberate damage to property
  • Dumping of rubbish or litter
  • Abandoned vehicles

Park rangers can also tell you where to get help with anti-social behaviour and advise you how to deal with it.

Antisocial behaviour should be reported to our antisocial behaviour team.

Dog issues

Park rangers are responsible for the education and enforcement of dog fouling and other dog control issues in our parks, recreation grounds, nature reserves and open spaces.

Please note: Mid Sussex District Council is not responsible for clearing up dog faeces. This is the responsibility of the dog owner.


Our park rangers:

  • Put up posters about dog control legislation
  • Talk to dog owners on site
  • Enforce dog control legislation

Other dog complaints

Please see our Dogs page.


Contact us

Park Rangers
Tel: 01444-477561

Last updated: 22 October 2020