Parks and green spaces are proven to help people stay physically and mentally well; places where we can all move, breathe, run and play. They are an important tool to drive social cohesion, combat loneliness and build community spirit.
These parks and green spaces are under threat from financial and development pressures and it is up to all of us to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline.
Fields in Trust works in partnership with landowners including local authorities, voluntary organisations and private landowners to protect land through a Deed of Dedication (or Minute of Agreement in Scotland) – a binding legal commitment with the landowner – which allows it to be protected in perpetuity for current and future generations to enjoy.
It is in the landowner’s power to protect their parks and green spaces and our team of Development Managers work closely with them throughout the process to achieve this. We also work with residential and commercial developers to embed legally protected parks and green spaces into new housing and retail schemes.
Our Green Spaces for Good programme can protect any publicly accessible park, playing field or nature reserve.
In addition to our Green Spaces for Good programme, we also have specific time-limited projects to protect particular types of spaces.
Active Spaces: Securing recreational spaces and supporting community activation
How to Protect: Find out the protection process and about our Deed of Dedication
Historic Programmes: Since our foundation in 1925 we have managed several different protection programmes
To apply to protect a space simply download our application form, complete and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Working with us you can ensure that your park or green space is protected in perpetuity.
Contact your elected representatives and ask them to protect your local parks and green spaces with Fields in Trust.