Today (14 July) is the start of Love Parks Week and runs through to Sunday 23 July.
NALC is calling on all local councils join in with the 100 million visits to UK parks this week and tell the world why you love your park, especially considering how many run, own and manage these vital public open spaces.
Love Parks Week, now in its 11th year, is Britain’s biggest celebration of these valuable spaces.
This #LoveParks Week, is encouraging as many people as possible to go out and enjoy their local park. Take a photo, video or simply post on social media, using the hashtag #LoveParks, telling the world why you love your park.
Using this tide of public support, with people sharing how much parks matter to them and why, environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy will campaign to secure the quality of parks for future generations to enjoy.
Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award manager said, “NALC is very proud of the track record of local councils running, owning and managing parks as part of their public realm services. We agree that everybody, wherever they live, should have access to a quality green space. We are asking local councils and communities to show the country how much they care, nurture and protect parks.”