Public Open Spaces include country parks and green spaces that the public have access to at all reasonable times and owned by a public body.
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The Arboretum is an attractive open public space on the southern boundary of the City of Leicester. Recreational, botanical, wildlife and historical features make this a popular space. There are over 500 species of trees and a fenced nature area has been planted with native trees and shrubs and a sown wildflower grassland. The southern section of the site below the brook is predominantly grassland, and is managed as meadow or rough mown grass to encourage a species and wild flower diversity. It is surrounded by a Breedon gravel footpath and criss-crossed by a well-developed system of grass paths.
Bradgate Park has developed from a medieval deer park with later 18th-century features, preserved as public parkland since 1928. Within the park are the ruins of Bradgate House, a brick mansion begun in the 1490s and abandoned in the 18th century, associated with which are the earthwork remains of its garden.
Egerton Lodge is a Grade II listed building, now a nursing home. The terrace and gardens around it belong to the Borough Council, and have been developed as memorial gardens. The significant memorial feature of the gardens is the terrace, which features commemorative plaques. The terrace was restored in 2008. There are also two island beds in the shape of the Victoria Cross.
The Argents Mead is a park in the Centre of Hinckley Town Centre it is also the historical centre of Hinckley and includes the Mound on which Hinckley Castle once stood. The site is now managed by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council as an area of public open space. Hinckley Leisure Centre opened in 2015 is adjacent to the site and both the leisure centre and the park provide the main recreational hub for the town.