Parks and Reserves
The Mitchell Shire Region proudly maintains an abundance of parkland and forest areas. Council is committed to maintaining public areas that can be used by the community to enjoy the greatest benefit from these natural wonders.
Major environmental reserves within the Shire include the Australian Light Horse Park and the Bushland Park Reserve, both located in Seymour.
The Council's Recreation and Leisure Department is responsible for the maintenance and management of 11 recreation and sporting reserves; approximately 40 local parks and reserves and 10 public halls within the Shire.
Mitchell Open Space Strategy 2013-2023
The Mitchell Open Space Strategy 2013-2023 will guide Council to provide a diverse range of quality, accessible leisure facilities and activities for all residents and user groups. It responds to the needs and aspirations of our community. The vision, principles, goals and recommendations will inform Council's decision making, guide partnerships and prioritise the allocation of resources.
Implementation of the Strategy will provide visually inviting open spaces that encourage healthy lifestyles for current and future generations.
The Strategy has been prepared in partnership with the community, stakeholders, community groups and organisations including sports clubs, recreation, health and education providers, peak sporting and leisure bodies and Victorian Government Departments.
Download the Mitchell Open Space Strategy (PDF, 3.65MB)
Download the Mitchell Open Space Strategy Action Plan (PDF, 116K)
Copies are also available to view from all Council Libraries and Customer Service Centres.