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 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