We believe that parks and green spaces have a positive impact on a range of key issues from physical and mental health and wellbeing to community cohesion.
Alongside our own research and policy contributions we run events, awards and campaigns to ensure the contributions of parks and green spaces are celebrated.
Have a Field Day: On the first Saturday in July we encourage Friends of Parks groups, community organisations, volunteers and parks users to show how much you #LoveYourLocalPark
Fields in Trust Awards: At the end of each year, we come together to reward the efforts and achievements of the individuals and organisations who work to make the UK’s parks and green spaces the best they can be
UK's Best Park: Fields in Trust champions the parks and green spaces cherished by their communities, in particular, our annual celebration of the UK’s Best Park which is nominated and voted for by the public
Fields in Trust participates across the sector through representation on various external bodies and forums. For example, Fields in Trust Chief Executive, Helen Griffiths was appointed to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government's Parks Action Group by the Minister for Parks and Green Spaces and also represents Fields in Trust on the Department for Education's School Playing Fields Advisory Panel. Helen is available as a media spokesperson for broadcast and press.
We assist Sport Wales in its role as statutory consultee on proposals affecting playing fields and both organisations have worked together in producing Guidance Notes on the Long-Term Protection of Recreational Land in Wales. Fields in Trust Scotland is delighted to join many partner organisations as a signatory of Scotland's Play Charter. Fields in Trust also joins with partners as a signatory to the Sport and Recreation Alliance Mental Health Charter.
We champion parks and green spaces, not only as places to enjoy – but also for the value they contribute to the communities that use them. This includes our own research into the impact and value of parks and green spaces, contributions to relevant consultations and analysis of current policy and activity.