ParkPower reference sites: Scotland, rest of the UK and international

We have compiled a list of reference 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. 

You can view a list of park related projects below. 
If you are interested in more detailed information, search our more comprehensive reference sites spreadsheet (Ver 1. approx. 200 Kb) in XLSX format (Microsoft Excel) or ODS format (open docs).

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 at [email protected].

Scotland

Aberdeen, Duthie Park Winter Gardens
Heat 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 Counrty Park
Case study soon to be published on ParkPower webpages

Rest of UK

Bristol, Owen Square Community Energy Project
Case study soon to be published on ParkPower webpages

Cirencester, Cotswold Water Park
Energy generation using solar panels and a lake-loop coupled to heat pumps

Cumbria, New North Office in Lake District Nationalpark
Energy generation by using solar panels and biomass boiler powered by woodchips harvested from the park

Felinheli, GreenWood Forest Park
Electricity generation by using solar panels

Leicester, multiple locations, e.g. Castle Hill Country Park, Jesse Jackson Park
Electricity generation to run defibrillators by using solar panels and wind turbines

London, Hackney
Project exploring potential for ground and water source heat pumps to heat buildings

London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Case Study soon to be published on ParkPower webpage

London, Royal Parks building in Hyde Park
Electricity generation by using roof mounted solar panels

London, Elephant Park Energy Hub
Heat generation by using combined heat and power

London, Morden Hall Park
Electricity generation by using water turbines

Malvern, Malvern Hills
Electricity generation to run street lamps by using dog fouling

Reading, Basildon Park
Heat generation by using ground sourced heat pump

Staffordshire, Biddulph Grange Country Park
Energy generation by using a hydroelectric scheme

Wales, Plas Newydd
Heat generation by using heat from the sea

Wales, Aberglasney Gardens
Heat generation for surrounding buildings by using biomass-fuelled heating system

York, Environment Centre in St Nicholas Fields Local Nature Reserve
Energy generation by using wind turbine and solar panels, passive solar design of the centre

Whole UK, several RSPB reserves
Electricity generation by using roof- and ground-mounted solar panels

International

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