greenspaces are ...

creative spaces

inspirational spaces encouraging
creativity in an outdoor setting

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greenspaces are ...

breathing spaces

oasis of calm amidst city
bustle, a place to unwind

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greenspaces are ...

celebration spaces

gathering places where people come
together for events and activities

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greenspaces are ...

growing spaces

productive places that nourish
and sustain communities and individuals

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greenspaces are ...

healthy spaces

inviting places which
encourage us to get active

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greenspaces are ...

learning spaces

natural grounds for lifelong learning

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greenspaces are ...

living spaces

attractive spaces on our doorsteps

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greenspaces are ...

meeting spaces

communal places encouraging
communities to come together

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play spaces

safe places where children
can adventure and explore

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greenspaces are ...

purposeless spaces

it could be more than
a boring green desert

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stalled spaces

meanwhile greenspaces instead
of derelict eyesores?

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wild spaces

informal places that welcome
nature back to our cities

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greenspaces are ...

working spaces

attractive places where
people want to live and work

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your space

the greenspace on your doorstep
how will you get involved?

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greenspaces are ...

wasted spaces

use your imagination...
this could be a community garden,
a play space ...

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MyParkScotland – join us in the park

Finding where to have a great day out in parks has just got a lot easier. MyParkScotland www.mypark.scot provides a new way to discover and support our wonderful parks in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

At the click of a mouse or a tap on your phone, you can search all 254 parks by location, postcode or facilities and the events calendar http://www.mypark.scot/events/ lets you find out what’s happening in park near you

Visit the MyParkScotland website here

If you’re looking for funding for a park project, it’s also Scotland’s only crowdfunding site specifically for parks and greenspace project. Take a look at the current project crowdfunds

You can also use MyParkScotland to make a donation to a park in Edinburgh or Glasgow here. And the great thing about MyParkScotland is that you’re able to Gift Aid your donation and this ‘extra funding’ will go towards building an endowment fund for Scotland parks – helping to safeguard our national treasures for future generations.

We hope people will use the new website www.mypark.scot to discover a new park, take part in a park event or try out a new activity – or maybe do all three! 

Check out our ideas for 10 things to do in your park 

Follow MyParkScotland on Facebook and on twitter @myparkscot

MyParkScotland background

MyParkScotland is one of 11 UK ‘park trailblazers’ in the Rethinking Parks programme. Funded by Nesta, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, the £1million Rethinking Parks programme is supporting the most innovative and promising new business models to enable our parks to thrive for the next century.

greenspace scotland is initially developing MyParkScotland in partnership with the City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils, Future Cities and the Edinburgh Friends Forum.  Longer term, the intention is to extend it across Scotland and we’ve already had positive interest from a number of other areas. 

Watch the 3 minute MyParkScotland video

MyParkScotland is our response to the challenges highlighted in the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘State of the UK’s Public Parks 2014’ report which warned that unless future funding is generated in new ways, parks are at serious risk of rapid decline.

More information about the Rethinking Parks programme and projects here and on Twitter #rethinking parks

Download the State of the UK’s Public Parks 2014 report here and follow on Twitter #StateofUKParks and  #parksmatter

Read our June 2014 press release here