New guidance to help parks in England reopen

A new guide to help park managers and local authorities in England reopen urban and country parks, gardens and wider green spaces is launched today.

The Managing public parks during COVID-19 guide brings together the latest advice available to help managers of green spaces safely reopen them to the public as lockdown eases.

The guide is produced with key input from:

The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Local Government Association
the National Trust
the Association for Public Service Excellence
the Midlands Parks Forum
parks practitioners
Drew Bennellick, Head of Land and Nature Policy at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Many gardens are reopening this week, and many parks have stayed partially open as vital places to take exercise and get fresh air close to home during lockdown.

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