Celebrate Love Parks Week in your favourite green space
With holidays abroad on hold for another year for most of us, our local parks and green spaces are providing people with a venue for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. If you are staying at home and exploring your local town or city, or visiting a different part of the country on holiday, it is important we all do our bit to keep these spaces safe and clean for other visitors.
The Love Parks Week campaign aims to get us all thinking about our impact wherever we go and encourages everyone to #LoveParks, #RespectParks, and #ProtectParks. Get involved and support your local park wherever you are in the country and share your posts with us @KSBScotland.
Share your photos and stories of your local park on your social media accounts remembering to use the hashtag #LoveParks. Some parks will be hosting events to celebrate this week so have a look at the information boards or local authority and community webpages to find out what’s happening near you.
There is a whole range of things you can do to show your respect for your local park. From respecting other visitors and staff, to taking your rubbish home if the bins are full. If we lead by example then we will create more welcoming spaces for everyone.
Start you own campaigns or contact those in power. By highlighting the issues our parks face to our local councillors, MSPs and MPs you can make a real change to how our parks are managed. You can highlight issues with funding, biodiversity and climate change by contacting ministers directly or contacting their constituency office.
Beaches and Parks Officer, Jamie Ormiston said “it is more important than ever that we do our bit to protect and enhance our parks and green spaces as we navigate our way through another tough summer of restricted travel. We have some wonderful green spaces right on our doorstep so I encourage everyone to head out and use them. Just remember, it is really easy to keep these spaces safe and welcoming by taking personal responsibility for your own impacts as these are important resources for everyone in the community.”
23 July 2021