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.

Why your park is so important

There is growing evidence of the impact of parks and green spaces. Here are just some of the facts that show the importance of parks for all our lives.

£111m

estimated annual saving to the NHS as a result of parks and green spaces – Fields in Trust 2018

91%

of people believe that open spaces improve their quality of life. – CABE Urban Green Nation 2010

90%

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

50%

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

50% +

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)

32,000

number of trees looked after by Parks Team in Bath and North East Somerset Council on council owned land within the district.

Your Park is an initiative created by Bristol & Bath Parks Foundation. It is designed to engage audiences in sharing their stories about parks and hopes for the future and will be the landing site for our projects and fundraising activities.
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