Transforming urban spaces into people places

Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

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.



Tesco Community Grants

Funding for local projects in Scotland, England and Wales that benefit their community, focus on food or helping children and families. Apply now for funding up to £1500.


Author: Ian Goodman


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


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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This Must be Our Place Toolkit launched

New online resource to engage young people creatively in the places they live, work and play co-produced by the Rumpus Room and greenspace scotland for Young Placechangers.


Author: Ian Goodman

What is greenspace?

Greenspaces are the 'green lungs' of our towns and cities which contribute to improving people's physical and mental health by providing places for informal recreation and 'breathing spaces' to take time out from the stresses of modern life.



Find and enjoy greenspace

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




  • Urban Forest Plan for Madrid

    Last month, the Madrid City Council has launched a tender for a 74km-long forest belt to be developed around the city’s perimeters. Read more

  • Rogue email alert

    We are having some IT problems. If you have received an email from Emma Halliday about a proposal, please ignore and delete. Our IT support are investigating Read more

  • Derelict sites to receive share of £5m

    Ten projects are set to benefit from a £50 million Scottish Government scheme to transform some of the country’s most long-standing derelict sites. Read more

Project of the Month

  • Scotland’s Wee Forests

    September’s project of the month highlights Scotland’s first Tiny Forest, planted earlier this year in Easterhouse and being looked after by Glasgow schoolchildren and volunteers. Read more

  • Alyth Youth Partnership - young people tackle rural isolation

    June's project of the month is a celebration of young people taking the lead in Alyth and delivering a project in the town centre to improve a space and tackle social isolation. Read more

  • Building stronger communities block by block

    Project of the Month for October is the Block by Block Foundation an innovative collaboration between Mojang, Microsoft, and UN-Habitat. The Foundation's work integrate the computer game Minecraft into public space planning with communities Read more