Love Parks 2020

LOVE PARKS WEEK

LOVE PARKS 2020

Love Parks 2020 is the perfect reason to get outdoors and enjoy the summer. We’re celebrating all our parks in Hull have to offer, so why not visit your local park during the campaign to show what it means to you?

The purpose of Love Parks 2020 is to drum up appreciation and interest in your local parks. We are aiming to encourage care and a conscientious attitude towards our fantastic green spaces in Hull. 

During lockdown, our parks and outdoor areas are crucial in maintaining physical and mental health. It has been a fantastic opportunity for people to truly appreciate the open, outdoor spaces around them, utilising them during recent challenging times.

However, here are some great ideas to help you celebrate Love Parks 2020:

  • Take a picnic to your local park with your bubble of friends and family.
  • Arrange a visit to East Parks Animal Education Centre to visit the animals.  here
  • Enjoy a day fishing on one of our 3 fishing lakes find out more here
  • Play a game of Tennis at Costello playing field book a court here
  • Use the park gym or have a workout at the park, list of outdoor gyms available here

 

Ten Park Facts You Might Not Know

  1. 91% of people believe that public parks and open spaces improve their quality of life.
  2. A brisk walk every day, in your local park, can reduce the risk of heart attacks by 50%, strokes by 50%, diabetes by 50%, fracture of the femur by 30%, colon cancer by 30%, breast cancer by 30% and Alzheimer’s by 25%.
  3. Air quality, air temperature, water and flood management, are all kept within manageable limits because of parks and green spaces.
  4. The more often a person visits urban open green spaces, the less often he or she will report stress-related illnesses.
  5. Outdoor play and adventure can increase levels of physical activity and fitness, activate higher cognitive processes and healthy brain development.
  6. Elderly people who have close access to a place where they can relax and enjoy nature, show significantly greater satisfaction with where they live.
  7. The number one ranked issue for good parks and public spaces is that they give a sense of community.
  8. Owners of small companies rank recreation, parks and open spaces as the highest priority in choosing a new location for their business.
  9. Over 10% of the population choose to use their local green spaces daily.
  10. Over 50% of us visit a park at least once a week, to improve physical - and mental - health, to enhance our closest relationships, to chill out, to interact with our communities and to have a good time.