Tag:landuse=village_green

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Public-images-osm logo.svg landuse = village_green
GrettonVillageGreen.jpg
Description
A village green is a distinctive part of a village centre.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A village green is a distinctive part of a village centre. It's an area of common land (usually grass but may also be a lake), in the centre of a village (quintessentially English - defined separately from 'common land' under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and the Commons Act 2006).
This tag is very often not used to map the situation above, but to map all kinds of mixed vegetation (plants, bushes, flowers, small trees, grass), mostly in urban areas, very often maintained by the Municipality. See the photos below for this type of use. In Spain the tag has been used consensually to map Paseos: often rather different in appearance to English village greens, but sharing the functional purpose of a common shared space for inhabitants and their activities.

Similar Tags

  • landuse=grass - A smaller area of mown and managed grass
  • leisure=park - A public park or recreational green space. In the UK a Village Green is a legally recognised area of common land.

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Photos (alternative use)

Some examples of the kind of village green as used by many mappers. Especially outside of the United Kingdom.
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See also