#LoveYourPark Campaign Launches

Remember how it felt to leave your four walls and get out into the park? Our parks and greenspace were a lifeline for so many of us. They provided respite, space to exercise, places to connect – thrilling us with nature’s incredible signs of recovery and the real experience of cleaner air.

Research by Fields in Trust states that parks and green spaces save an estimated annual £111 to the NHS and the positive impact on our mental and physical health and wellbeing is unquestionable. There is no doubt that parks are vital to our community’s future post-down and that respecting and enhancing these precious spaces should be a priority for our fast-changing city.

Our friends at the Bristol & Bath Parks Foundation’s ‘Love Your Park’ campaign aims to support the grassroots volunteers who care about our local green spaces. These are the litter pickers, the nature lovers, the community ambassadors. Often invisible, these ‘Friends of Parks’ and related local groups have been showing extra love to our parks pre and post lockdown.

To donate to the ‘Love Your Park’ campaign visit: www.yourpark.org.uk or https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/14122