Paying for parks


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Inside you will find

  • Foreword and executive summary
  • Introduction and strategic context
  • Outline of eight models for funding urban green spaces, with strengths and weaknesses of each model
  • Section on whether the eight models can work in the UK
  • How to apply the models
  • Conclusions
  • Appendices

This will interest

  • Parks and green space managers
  • Regeneration professionals
  • Local authorities

There is increasing recognition of the value of well-designed, managed and resourced parks and green spaces. Yet finding funding, in particular long-term revenue funding, remains a significant challenge.

Paying for parks: eight models for funding urban green spaces sets out the main funding mechanisms for green spaces, in the UK and abroad. 

It is a useful reference for parks and green space managers and regeneration professionals, as well as a call for a strategic rethink about how we resource these valuable assets.