The Heritage Lottery Fund State of Public Parks report shows a rising use of parks but a decline in resources to manage them

This second State of the UK Public Parks report shows that there is a growing deficit between the rising use of parks and the declining resources that are available to manage them.

Based on four surveys of park managers, independent park trusts, park friends and user groups, and the general public, the findings show that while parks are highly valued by the public and usage is increasing, park maintenance budgets and staffing levels are being cut.

https://www.hlf.org.uk/state-uk-public-parks-2016