This resource explores the opportunities to adjust the design and management of parks to maximise climate change benefits. Although the emphasis is on retro-fitting parks to deliver climate change actions, the concepts and actions explored in this resource can be applied to a wider range of greenspace types and to newly created greenspaces.
It is structured around ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictorial representations of a typical urban park with resource sheets describing climate change actions for key components of urban parks (e.g. pitches, paths, ponds, grassed areas).
Download the About this resource PDF for information on:
Why urban parks
Scale of greenspace action for meaningful climate change impact
Legal and statutory requirements
Who is it for?
It was developed for people and organisations who are involved in making decisions about the management of urban greenspaces; this includes park managers and Friends of Parks Groups. It will also be of interest to people managing other types of greenspace. It is designed to be an illustrative tool which helps people think more widely about different management options and opportunities for retrofitting green infrastructure into urban parks.
Click here to open the "What does a climate change park look like" PDF (Note this will open in full screen)