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Benefits of parks: parks advocacy

From mitigating the effects of climate change to improving the health of the nation, parks and green spaces play a vital part in our lives.

Blue Sky Green Space: GreenLINK
Blue Sky Green Space The Blue Sky Green Space report outlines the many benefits that a diverse range of quality green spaces bring, covering health; communities; economic and environmental value.

It is backed up by firm facts and figures and will prove an excellent resource. An executive summary version was presented to ministers in October 2010.

Liverpool City Council: The Value of Parks and Green Spaces
Blue Sky Green Space Independently produced by Liverpool City Council, this document is a good practice example of applying arguments for the benefits of green space in a local context.

Archived resources

Your Parks

Back when GreenSpace was called the Urban Parks Forum we produced a short report on the benefits of parks and green space called "Your Parks".

Children and young people

With childhood obesity rising rapidly and attention deficit disorder affecting more and more children, find out how parks and green space can help the adults of tomorrow have better lives.


As climate change becomes more and more visible, find out what a critical role parks have to play in mitigating its effects.


Having a well maintained and managed park near your house can increase its value considerably. Find out more about the effects of parks on the economy.

Health and well being

Parks and green space provide not only a place to exercise but also a psychological lift from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
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