WHY SMART PARKS?

WHY SMART PARKS?

There has been a growth of friend’s park groups and local communities who have taken responsibly for their local area and parks, but funds and time often halt dreams and ideas. - The appetite for creating something new is very much in the interest of communities throughout the UK.
WORKING TOGETHER!

WORKING TOGETHER!

"Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless" - Parks offer a rich history and various assets that could be used for public good, or with enough space. something can be built.
COVERGENCE

COVERGENCE

  • Ecological - Covers Wildlife - Park Well-being
  • Environmental - Recycling - Park Maintenance
  • Community - Events - Regular Meets for Breakfast
  • People - Helping Local People - Crime & Antisocial
  • Health and Wellbeing - Creating spaces to relax, supporting walking,
  • Well thought out outrageous - Projects to make you smile (including tech)
  • Teaching & Learning to Earning
SENSORY GARDEN DEMENTIA SPACE

SENSORY GARDEN DEMENTIA SPACE

This is an exciting addition to any park and will allow the community to enjoy the scent of the specially chosen plants, to feel textures and experience sounds that will be built in to the garden area, as well as providing a relaxing area in which to enjoy and learn about plants and wildlife.
The sensory gardens will be adapted to a wide variety of users, incorporate hardscaped elements such as benches, paths, rocks, water fountains, bird feeders and garden art into the sensory space for an added effect.
BIRD AND BAT BOXES

BIRD AND BAT BOXES

Installation of Bat and Bird boxes are a great edition to any space, but why not install bat and bird boxes, with online facilities, allowing locals to view their activities. Each bat and bird box will be securely located with live feed cameras offering potentially great footage.
This is an exciting addition to any park and will help the community to understand more about the wildlife around them. The existence of the boxes should also help local wildlife and give young people, particularly, an ideal opportunity to learn about and enjoy the wildlife around them, in a non-intrusive way.
WILDLIFE WATCH AREA

WILDLIFE WATCH AREA

Using the Bugs, Birds and Bats as the starting point, The plan for a local area "WildLife Watch Area" is easy and can be expanded to any environment. The wellbeing of any areas is improved if the local community, park and local Authorities work together, integrated into one space, using good old fashion ideas, innovative modern technology which brings all this together.

There are so many wildlife features and simple ideas to easily add to a park, the list is endless. We are in the process of creating an extensive list.
THE LYCH GATE

THE LYCH GATE

There are always areas that could be landscaped and the creation of flower gardens, and add a stage, which will generally uplift both the inside and outside aspects of this park entrance.
Creation of landscaped areas around the Gate. installed a Rose or Wiseria covered pergola.
PERGOLA AND TUNNELS

PERGOLA AND TUNNELS

Creating a simple pergola and tunnel, where people can sit and enjoy a cup of tea and cake, or whatever other item they have might have, surrounded by the scent of the flowers and shaded from the sun.
Pergolas create peaceful areas that can include central games table, surrounded by living walls adorned with carefully selected flowers.
WALKING PATHS

WALKING PATHS

Walking paths can be allocated to implement 1k, 2k, 5k walks with integrated natural features, bug homes, places to stop and sit for the less stable.
It is a great idea to extend these walks by recording all benches and seats in the local area and places to stop, this will aid the creation of different interesting walking routes for variation and could incorporate local businesses.
Local business love participation by offering guaranteed toilet facilities, tea or beer stops and more.
UPDATE SIGNS

UPDATE SIGNS

Installing high quality easy read signage within the park with symbols and icons, for people whom both English is not their first language and people with learning disabilities or other literacy challenges where symbols can enhance independence, to compliment the health walks around the park.
This is an objective that can be delivered in partnership with local business support.
ONGOING MAINTENANCE

ONGOING MAINTENANCE

Together communities have a unique opportunity to recreate their parks to become a vibrant self-funding community space, with wellbeing for people and nature, education and financial sustainability running through everything, this provide guardianship and responsibility for the future.
By keeping the park in good order, will often result in less littering, anti social behaviour and graffiti will occur and park users will be encouraged to care for their space in the longer term.
Often start up funds are not available or limited.

Project: Sensory / Dementia Garden / Space

This is an exciting addition to any park and will allow the community to enjoy the scent of the specially chosen plants, to feel textures and experience sounds that will be built in to the garden area, as well as providing a relaxing area in which to enjoy and learn about plants and wildlife.

The sensory gardens will be adapted to a wide variety of users, incorporate hardscaped elements such as benches, paths, rocks, water fountains, bird feeders and garden art into the sensory space for an added effect.

Benefits:

Stimulate the senses
Engage in touching and feeling
A place to relax and enjoy flowers and the wildlife
Herb area
Attraction of birds and wildlife
Gardening for toddlers
A space to learn and teach about horticulture

Can we help?

We are an all inclusive group. If there is any way we can help you please let us know.

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We thrive on goodwill and volunteers, alone we can do so little together we can do so much.

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