We have compiled a list of Exempla sites in the UK and internationally that either (1) demonstrate the use of green energy technologies in public parks and greenspaces or (2) highlight innovative organisational models for the management of greenspaces. 

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If you are interested in more detailed information, view the list below or search our more comprehensive spreadsheet (Ver 1. approx. 200 Kb).

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As we discover more sites we will update this resource. If you know of any interesting examples in the UK or worldwide please let us know via   email



  • Aberdeen, Duthie Park Winter GardensHeat generation by using a biomass boiler fed with surplus wood from Council’s parks
  • Aberdeen, Rubislaw Pavilion. Heat generation by using a ground source heat pump and solar panels
  • Aberdeen, Hazlehead Park. Heat for the buildings is provided by a city-wide district heat network
  • Dundee, Caird Park. Read our ParkPower case study about the Low Carbon District Energy Hub as part of the new Regional Performance Centre for Sport 
  • Edinburgh, Saughton Park. Electricity generation by using a micro hydro-electric system to power ground source heat pumps
  • Falkirk, Callender Park. Hosts district heat pipes
  • Fife, Lochore Meadows Country Park. Read our ParkPower case study about the new visitors centre and water source heat pump
  • Glasgow, Studio Pavilion in Bellahouston Park. Heat generation by using air source heat pump
  • Glasgow, Fernbrae Meadows. Generation of electricity by using a wind turbine
  • Glasgow, Pollok Park. Electricity generation by using hydro-electric scheme
  • Helensburgh, Hermitage Park. Read our ParkPower case study about Hermitage Park Pavilion
  • Lanark, Castlebank Horticultural Centre. Energy generation by using roof mounted solar panels
  • West Lothian, Beecraigs Country Park. Case study soon to be published on ParkPower webpages

Rest of UK


  • Australia, Sydney, Ballast Point Park. Electricity generation by integrating wind turbines into sculpture made of post-industrial remnants
  • Austria, Vienna, BOKU. Electricity generation by integrating semi-transparent solar panels into the design of a roof-garden
  • Pakistan, Islamabad, F9 Park/ Fatima Jinnah Park. Electricity generation to run lights, by utilising solar panels on carparks
  • Singapore, Singapore, Woodlands Waterfront Park. Electricity generation by using a floating solar panel system
  • Switzerland, Basel, BaseLink. On-going planning for energy generation by using solar panels and a downhole heat exchanger
  • USA, Boston, Boston Parks. High-tech bench providing solar-powered charging stations in the park
  • USA, Massachusetts, Greenfield Energy Park. Park is designed as demonstration of renewable energy projects and information, e.g. electricity generation by using solar and wind
  • USA, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Electricity generation by using roof- and ground-mounted solar panels
  • USA, New York City, Freshkills Park. On-going planning for electricity generation by operating a solar power facility
  • USA, Wyoming, Cheyenne Botanic Garden. Electricity generation by using a solar energy system and a battery backup as well as a windmill and wind turbine