Time to Love your local park

Local people are being invited to show how much they love their local parks during this year’s national Love Parks Week.

Love your local park

Love your local park

Love Parks Week runs from Friday July 12 until Sunday July 21 and aims to encourage people to get out and enjoy their parks and help to protect them for future generations.

To mark the event week, there’ll be lots to see and do for all ages with a number of events taking place across the district.

These include meet the keeper sessions, a park run event and The Duke’s sunset film screenings in Williamson Park, a magic day and brass band concert in Happy Mount Park, a wildlife walk in Greaves Park and a 5K bubble rush fundraising event for St. John’s Hospice in Ryelands Park.

On Saturday July 13, the Friends of Regent Park will be celebrating the completion of improvement works they have carried out in the park with help from other volunteers from the local community. The event starts at noon and there will be a number of activities for visitors to enjoy.  Don’t forget to bring a picnic.

Coun Dave Brookes, Cabinet member for parks, said: “Recent research showed that spending just two hours a week outdoors in green spaces can make a huge difference to happiness levels. Our local parks are great places to relax and unwind, spend time with family and friends, keep fit and active, and enjoy the natural surroundings. With a range of activities on offer during Love Parks Week, there's an opportunity for everyone to enjoy something new and help celebrate some of our most treasured assets."

For more information on Love Parks Week and details of events happening in our local parks, visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/loveparks 

The Love Parks campaign is run by the Keep Britain Tidy group. For more information visit www.keepbritaintidy.org  

 

Last updated: 09 July 2019