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

Get involved

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




Project of the Month

  • Prescribing green health

    Our May project of the month highlights Green Social Prescribing work in Edinburgh and the Lothians along with the outcomes from the first Lothian Green Social Prescribing Forum. Read more

  • The Big Lunch is better outside

    Our April project of the month brings inspiration from Grow 73 to help groups plan their Big Lunch in June - outdoors in a park or greenspace of course! Read more

  • Carluke High Mill - Community Growing & Learning Garden

    Our March project of the month demonstrates how the Carluke community are transforming vacant and derelict land in the town to create a community garden. A great example for Land Reuse Month 2022. Read more