Creating a London National Park City is an idea which has developed over recent months drawing together Londoners who want to make the city greener, healthier, fairer and even more beautiful by transforming the capital into the world's first National Park City.
There is a clear set of shared values between Fields in Trust and the proposed National Park City initiative so we are delighted to declare our support.
The campaign is aiming to see London made the world’s first National Park City “...where people and nature are better connected. A city that is rich with wildlife and every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors. A city where we all enjoy high-quality green spaces, the air is clean to breathe, it’s a pleasure to swim in its rivers and green homes are affordable”.
Fields in Trust currently protects almost 150 parks playing fields and playgrounds in the Greater London area. The approach of this new initiative is not to add a new layer of governance – or more planning regulations – the Greater London National Park City Partnership will primarily focus its attention on supporting learning and civic action to educate Londoners and others on the value of its green infrastructure.
If you want to join Fields in Trust in supporting the vision of a London City National Park you can sign-up to the declaration online.