The Active Spaces programme has secured 50 new Fields in Trust protected sites across the UK and helped increase participation in many different physical activities on local parks and green spaces which will be protected for future generations to use and enjoy. It has focused on creating activity projects to inspire the most inactive communities to get active and use their local parks and other green spaces.
Our research shows that parks and green spaces have an important role to play in supporting physical and mental health and wellbeing. Parks are often the settings for entry-level activity. Inactive people don't suddenly start playing a sport in a formal setting, they walk, jog, cycle or play – and they need safe local green spaces to do this.
The Active Spaces programme combined the protection in perpetuity of green spaces, together with revenue funding to engage inactive people on those spaces.
How to Protect: Find out the protection process and about our Deed of Dedication
Green Spaces for Good: Green spaces are good, do good and need to be protected for good
Have a Field Day: Host a party or a picnic in your park this July
Research: Revaluing parks and green spaces