Our glorious green spaces are free at the point of use for everyone across the nation. These spaces are places where all are welcome and there is something for everyone to enjoy. This week we look at examples of this in practice and consider how to ensure parks remain so for future generations.
Think about your memories of using parks over the course of your lifetime - perhaps you've taken children or grandchildren there, maybe you were taken there yourself as a child, and more than likely you use and enjoy your local green space today. Consider how that space provided for all of those visits and more.
One Small Thing
This week we’re asking you to take a trip to your park and consider how well it caters for both eight year olds and 80 year olds. Would both find it equally easy to access the park and is there provision for both age groups?
As our Summer of Parks discusses universality of parks we look at ten things to take into consideration to help a park be as accessible as it can be.
Our latest staff blog comes from Fields in Trust Scotland Manager, Colin Rennie, who shares stories of four generations of his family enjoying Dundee's Camperdown Country Park.
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level.
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