Our parks and open spaces are important places to be protected, cherished and enhanced.
They take great effort and money to maintain, but give back so much to our communities.
We have an abundance of parks and open spaces in our area covering over 24 square
kilometres on 632 individual sites. They are vital to our physical and mental health,
the quality of our environment and provide valuable habitat for wildlife.
Our new Open Space Strategy has been developed with stakeholders and the wider community
and sets out our shared vision for the future of our parks and open spaces.
It contains 15 proposals to deliver the vision under 4 key themes:
- Modernising our parks and open spaces
- Addressing inequality and fostering community through open space investment
- Working and investing more efficiently
- Generating money for investment in parks and open space
It also contains a set of standards and policies which we will apply to our parks
and open spaces and a set of 9 area strategies which detail how the Strategy will
be implemented across different localities.
- Open Space Strategy
- Appendix 1 - Delivering the Vision - Strategic Choices
- Appendix 2 - Contexts
- Appendix 3 - Parks Development Plan
- Appendix 4 - Pre-Consultative Draft Consultation Report
- Appendix 5 - Open Space Audit and Fitness for Purpose Assessment
- Appendix 6 - Accessibility Standard Review
- Appendix 7 - Consultation Comments
- Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement
- Environmental Report
Crucial to our long-term efforts will be the involvement of local communities. Many
have already established "Friends of" groups to support local parks. You can find
out more about community led park and open space improvement projects at
My Park Scotland.
Further details about the facilities available at a selection of our parks and open
spaces can be found in our parks and estates