Helping to create future memories
Almost daily our news headlines highlight the benefits of visiting a park. Whether it is a piece of research into mental or physical wellbeing or initiatives to reduce social isolation and tackle climate change – there are multiple impacts on all our lives. Here are just some of the facts that help us to understand this.
estimated annual saving to the NHS as a result of parks and green spaces – Fields in Trust 2018
of people believe that open spaces improve their quality of life. – CABE Urban Green Nation 2010
of UK households with children under five that visit their local park at least once a month. – State of UK Public Parks 2016 Heritage Lottery Fund
of people in Bristol visited parks at least once a week, (down 6% since 2017) in the last year and fewer in deprived areas (41%). – Bristol City Council Quality of Life Survey 2018
of young people highlighted improvements to parks as being one of their top 3 priorities (of which just over 25% chose it as their top priority). – BANES Household Survey (Green Space Strategy)
number of trees looked after by Parks Team in Bath and North East Somerset Council on council owned land within the district.