|landuse = village_green|
|A village green is a distinctive part of a village centre.|
|Used on these elements|
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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.
- 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.
Common Tagging Mistakesleisure=village_green - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
Photos (alternative use)
- Proposed features/village green - old tag proposal and vote (December 2006)
- on Wikipedia