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This guide gives advice on how to engage your local community and encourage local people to use your park. It can help you to generate ideas and form an action plan.

What is this guide and who is it for?

This guide explores different ways to increase community interest and involvement in your park or green space.

The key to this is understanding your local community (their interests and needs) and what amenities are currently available in your area. From this starting point you can then identify what you can offer and how best to reach these people.

This resource will help you generate ideas for engaging your community. It includes an easy to use template engagement plan with a step by step guide.

This resource will be of use to anyone involved in managing a park or green space.

What will I learn?

  • How to write an engagement plan – a step by step guide
  • The importance of understanding your local community – who will be using your park or green space and what are their needs and interests.
  • Considering what amenities are available and what activities you could accommodate.
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