More facilities in parks to encourage wellness activities

Some parks have trim trails and circular walking routes to help with exercise.  Spending time in parks and green spaces is also great for improving mental health. 

Why the contribution is important

Using well-maintained Parks and greenspaces reduces GP visits and saves the NHS £111m a year

by DianeCassidy on August 05, 2020 at 03:04PM

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  • Posted by Annette6768 August 17, 2020 at 16:53

    Improving and extending facilities within the city's green spaces is important to attract a wider variety of different groups into the space and diversify the environment so there is social space, wild space for nature, educational space, fitness areas, accessible space for those with mobility needs, sensory space
  • Posted by Tootes September 23, 2020 at 21:08

    Totally agree with the above comments, we need to encourage a variety of citizens, into the public spaces. And outdoor spaces with differing facilities are a great way to improve wellness. Including the planting more trees around walk ways, to encourage more wildlife and stimulate people interest in their surroundings. And at all times ensuring there are safe accessible areas for those with mobility requirements, wide even surfaces that are free of cyclists. Please don't mix cyclists with pedestrians, you are currently excluding many with mobility issues and those that have sight or hearing impairment, with these mixed use spaces. Those with a variety of disability are too scared to go in areas with cyclists. They can't hear, see or move to get out of cyclists way
  • Posted by Bill_Nuv October 19, 2020 at 16:51

    Referring to Tootes comment about cyclists sharing with pedestrians. I’m a cyclist and we, as cyclists, should know that we are sharing with pedestrians, even if it’s a split pathway, half bike, half pedestrian (like the one parallel to the Meadows), so we should be aware that we are close to others who may be slow to move or to make unexpected traverses across our paths, such as dogs and children. I also know that some cyclists don’t slow down when others are on the path, and a way of educating these cyclists would be good. If cyclists want to pedal fast, we should use the road and stick to the speed limits.
  • Posted by Bill_Nuv October 19, 2020 at 16:54

    Regarding facilities in parks, I’m a coach at a local volleyball club, and we regularly run sessions (on the Meadows), using portable gear. Maybe it would be a good idea to install some permanent posts at a number of venues for local people to just pop down with a ball to play. This is very common on the continent.
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