Parks Matter – A Great Public Asset

Used regularly by over 37 million people each year, good quality parks are the places where we can tackle many of society's greatest challenges.

Parks provide places for people to play and get fit, to volunteer and to reconnect with nature and the seasons, as well as with each other. Parks are not a luxury, they are essential in our increasingly urban lives.

National Lottery funding invested by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and more recently also Big Lottery Fund England, has been regenerating the UK’s public parks for over 20 years. We have funded over 800 park projects which has provided a wealth of good practice and local expertise. We regularly monitor projects that have been completed and many of our projects retain the parks quality marque Green Flag Awards (GFA).

Bute Park, Cardiff
Clissold Park, Stoke Newington
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