Smart Parks

A smart park offers a convergence of clever ideas, technology and wellbeing for humans and nature, and offer local people of all ages an opportunity of stress-free engagement with the outdoors and/or other residents to get involved regardless of ability.

Creating tomorrows parks today!
Smart Nature

Smart Nature

Easy to understand learning with exciting and get involved subliminal education being key to the wellbeing of a local areas.
Smart Technology

Smart Technology

The ease of how things just click, tether, transfer together nowadays is truly amazing, so we thought why not click some tech together and use it for nature, learning and wellbeing.
 Smart Donations

Smart Donations

Sticking with our smart scheme, we even have smart donations.

NO CASH DONATIONS Click here to read about how you can donate money without giving us a single penny, WHICH INCLUDES LONGER TERM SUPPORT.
Smart Thinking

Smart Thinking

Rather than blaming others for any problems in an area, the aim is always to find solutions and, where possible, to reduce any public costs with sensible research, conversation and action.
Smart Open Source

Smart Open Source

Open source is one of the most wonderful ecosystems humans have created. Many people have different views on what it is, to us Open Source is a gift that keeps giving and if your give back the rewards are greater.

Smart Marketing

Smart Marketing

We understand that marketing money must achieve a return (ROI) we are just a small local smart park why would you give your hard earned money to us without a good (ROI), we understand this and guarantee both quantifiable and non quantifiable ROI

CREATING TOMORROWS PARKS TODAY! - producing wellbeing in the local area! 

The Friends of Harrow Weald have worked with stakeholders, including Harrow Council, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, Local businesses and most importantly Local residents to create smart community parks. The ‘Smart Parks’ strategy is designed to create tomorrow’s parks.

GREAT COMMUNITY SPACE

EVERY SUNDAY during the summer, we meet up in the park around 10.00am to do some light maintenance jobs, gardening and litter picking. This can easily be organised in any area or park, it's rewarding, healthy and a great way to get to know the locals.

OUR GOALS

Keep the litter picking going… it starts to bring in local support because people care. Then the area begins to look better…volunteers begin doing a few more jobs and things just roll on from there!

Volunteers are formed from everyday people like you and me who want to take responsibility for and transform the local parks and area. We want to build the number of volunteers working with us and support the realisation of their community dreams.

Provide a friendly, safe haven for all local residents…whether they want to get a little exercise while doing something good, want some company, need our help with something, have a fundraising idea or anything else. We want to be known as a place of support and inclusion for the whole community.

To create Smart Parks that offer a little something for everyone. The Smart Park goals have been created from the ideas and dreams of the very people who use the parks.

To work together on projects that enhance the community, binding us together in healthy non-contentious ways for the good of all…which leans itself nicely towards a better community feeling in the area and the myriad of goodness this brings.

SMART NATURE

Education is key to the wellbeing of our local habitat and each park has an abundance of bugs, birds, flora and fauna. If young people are encouraged to understand the nature in the park this will be an amazing step towards securing the parks for the future.

SMART YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people are interested in our environment, they want a better place for their future and educating them on how to support the Smart Park strategy and encouraging them to be involved is essential. We need ideas from across the generations, a melting pot of visions and dreams we can turn into new projects where we will work together to find inventive and innovative ways of making them a reality.

SMART TECHNOLOGY

The ease in which things just click, transfer and tether together nowadays is truly brilliant…so we thought why not click some tech together and use it for nature and wellbeing.

This objective is designed to encourage, cajole and enchant residents of all ages to use technology to learn about the parks in lots of different ways. Some ingenious and innovative…some simple and expected. Once implemented correctly, we will be able to work together and successfully deliver our goals.

SMART DONATIONS

Supporting our Smart Community Park goals costs you no money! If you are buying anything on Amazon, they will donate a small percentage of sales when you shop through this link. The prices and offers are exactly the same, except they donate some money to our charity.

If you DON’T donate this money - we all lose it! It simply goes to Amazon's profits. (Full Details Here)

SMART THINKING

Parks offer wellbeing.

Encouraging the community to get involved strengthens the community, increases wellbeing and ultimately reduces costs on the public purse in a myriad of ways.

Because this is done through volunteers, the community at large start feeling involved. This in turn helps people feel comfortable about taking responsibility, which further translates into litter picking in the park and the streets, bringing even further community benefits.

We have a rare window of opportunity to create a space that incorporates an accord between the scientific community, the mind body and soul community, and the hippies of the 60’s, that all agree parks are healthy…quality of life is important…being outdoors is healthy…talking to others is healthy.

Smart Parks bring this together using goodwill, technology and education…now that’s Smart Thinking.

SMART OPEN SOURCE PRINCIPLES

Open source is one of the most wonderful ecosystems humans have created. Many people have different views on what it is, to us Open Source is defined as a gift that keeps on giving…and if you give back the rewards are even greater.

The Friends of Harrow Weald subscribe to and embrace all aspects of Open Source and try to apply the principle to everything we do, online, on computer, and in the real world.

Sharing is caring.

SMART MARKETING

Working with local businesses and government organisations to create many different opportunities for them to get involved and support the Smart Park strategy. Support and donations come in many formats.

Click here for our Business section.

Click here for our Partnerships section.

ARE YOU LOCAL? There are several ways you can get involved. Why not join in with our existing activities that are held weekly and monthly? Or perhaps help with our ongoing projects, events and working groups which are constantly busy with many tasks.

Not Local, but interested? If you want to start a group in your local area contact your Council’s community engagement office who will point you in the right direction.

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We can only win together.

We do not have any big corporate donors.

We only have each other.

There is only one way we win and transform parks – and that is together.