All dates, timings and topics are provisional and may change. We keep the programme responsive to what Park Managers Forum members have to say about what's important, and to things that come up through the year. Speaker availability and other factors may also lead to changes.

 If you have an idea for a particular thing you'd like to discuss, or you'd prepared to do a short talk – or a longer one – or to share materials at a PMF, do please get in touch with Ian Robertson, PMF Programme Manager at [email protected] . We'll be delighted to hear from you. 

Future PMFs with indicative topic list:  

 Mon 30 October 2023, 14 h to 16h, Online. Current first choice candidate: Open Space Strategy and Open Space Assessments together with Play and Play Sufficiency Assessments.  

Tue 5 December 2023. Plan for real world meeting in Glasgow 10.00-15.00. Topics to be finalised - possibly within a general place and communities heading - might include: Safety / lighting /making places / PMF as community  / workforce development.  

Wed 17 Jan 2024, 09.30 to 11.30, Online, topic(s) and approach to be confirmed: possibly more than one of: Nature restoration in parks, data, digital, artificial intelligence / robotics and / or blue green infrastructure / financial sustainability / workforce development.  

Thu 22 Feb 2024, 13.30 to 15.30. Online. Provisionally, 'flexible PMF' - topics chosen by people who attend.   

Tue 26 Mar24 , 09.30 to 11.30. Online. Provisionally, one or two major topics, to be determined. 

Easter Friday public holiday: 29 March 2024  

Easter Monday public holiday: 1 April 2024  

Tue 30 Apr 2024, 10.00 to 15.30. Possibly real world. No topic allocation at present.  

Thu 6 June 2024, 14.00 to 16.00. Online.  

No July 2024 PMF  

Mon 26 Aug 24 - PM, time to be determined. Online.  

Note: simply as a reference point for school holidays in summer 2024, Glasgow City Council's proposed return date for schools 2024 (under consultation) is Wednesday, 14 August 2024.   

Other candidate topics for future PMFs include. Heritage, art and culture in urban greenspace, Remembering Together – the nationwide Covid Memorial project.