Active Spaces

Our research shows that parks and green spaces have an important role to play in supporting physical and mental health and wellbeing. Parks are often the settings for entry-level activity. Inactive people don't suddenly start playing a sport in a formal setting, they walk, jog, cycle or play - and they need safe local green spaces to do this.

The Active Spaces programme helped increase participation in physical activity on 51 local parks and green spaces across the UK, which are now protected for future generations to use and enjoy. It focused on creating activity projects to inspire the most inactive communities to get active and use their local parks and other green spaces.

Our interactive resource illustrates the scope of the programme and the impact it has had on people's lives. Some of the activity projects are still in progress and the resource will be updated once they are all complete.

Explore our interactive resource and discover the impact of the Active Spaces programme.

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