Collett Park is the first park in the Mendip area to be awarded a prestigious Green Flag award. Collet Park has been awarded the Green Flag award for three years running.

The Park was gifted to the town of Shepton Mallet, by John Kyte Collett in 1906. It is believed that as a boy, John Collett, was told off for playing in the fields that were privately owned at the time. After many years the land started to be auctioned off and John Collett accumulated several lots of land and presented them as a gift to the town as the park that we know and love. Every year we hold Collett Festival in the Park to celebrate the giving of this wonderful gift.

The Collett Park Charity is held and managed by the Town Council.

The Park has a full calendar of events and activities. See the Latest News on the homepage for updates on what’s on. If you would like to use the Park for your event or activity, please contact the Town Council Office.  A copy of the Collett Park users policy can be found HERE.

Park facilities: Cafe with outdoor seating & programme of events, toilets (incl. accessible), defibrillator on toilet block, 2 play areas, outdoor gym, bandstand, large naturally fed pond, ball game area.  Also now installed are bike racks and a water re-fill station, Collett Park is part of the National water re-fill scheme. 

Due to the current Pandemic due to Coronavirus, it was necessary to close the children’s play areas and the WC’s. A Risk assessment has been undertaken on these areas and they are now open. Users are requested to observe and follow the signage to ensure that everyone’s welfare and safety is paramount.

That risk assessments can be found here:

Risk Assessment play area

Risk Assessment WC

Do you love Collett Park?

Are you green fingered and keen to help improve the Park’s planting scheme, as well as have a say in its future development?

Collett Park is held by a charity and managed within the Placemaking and Protection Committee. The physical landscape of Collett Park is maintained by the Town Rangers.

The Committee and the Rangers would like to work with an active and dedicated Friends group to help improve the open space for the benefit of all visitors.

If you are interested in getting together with other fans of Collett Park to help shape its future, then please contact the Town Council office.