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Greenspace makes our lives and places better

Parks4Life

Parks4Life Community Fund launched

Now live!! Apply for grants of between £500 and £1,500 for community and Friends groups who work to improve, promote and develop a park or greenspace across Scotland.

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Our parks make our lives better, supporting Parks4Life will help keep them this way.

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90%

of urban Scots say it’s important to have greenspace in their area

1593km2

is the area of urban greenspace in scotland – equivalent to area of 22 Loch Lomonds

1 in 4

Scots say the quality of their greenspace has declined in the last 5 years

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How we work

We provide a national lead for action on parks and greenspaces. Working in partnership we pioneer new approaches to managing and resourcing greenspace.

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Our story

Since 2002, greenspace scotland has provided a national lead on greenspace, working towards our goal that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to quality greenspace which meets local needs and improves their quality of life.

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Find and enjoy greenspace

Explore and discover Scotland's wonderful parks and greenspaces using Scotland's greenspace map and MyParkScotland

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Project of the Month

  • Parks4Life Community Fund launched

    Now live!! Apply for grants of between £500 and £1,500 for community and Friends groups who work to improve, promote and develop a park or greenspace across Scotland. Read more

  • Working for Mega Flora across North Lanarkshire

    In the Project of the Month for May we look at North Lanarkshire Council’s ‘Mega Flora’ project – experiments in creating wildflower meadow habitat and better planting and management regimes for North Lanarkshire’s urban grassland and country parks. Read more

  • Glasgow lighting the way!

    Our April Project of the Month looks at the work Glasgow City Council is undertaking in exploring and delivering lighting solutions in three pilot parks. Read more