Love Parks Week is a new campaign launched to help combat the littering epidemic in parks. It is safe to say that our parks have been a safe space for us during lockdown to get some much-needed fresh air and enjoy the outdoors again. From 23rd July to 1st August, you can get involved in Love Parks Week.
There are three ways you can get involved in Love Parks Week!
Protect Parks – Write to your local MP to urge the government to address the urgent issues affecting our green spaces. Issues such as funding, access, climate change and biodiversity. Just enter your postcode on this page and complete the form as more letters sent to MPs, the more compelled they will be to highlight these issues in parliament.
Respect Parks – Here are some ways you can respect parks:
- Be friendly and share the space
- Respect those working in the park
- If the bins are full, take your litter home
- Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturb wildlife
- Keep your dog under control, and bag and bin poo
- Only use BBQs if allowed and do not light fires
Love Parks – Get involved in Love Parks Week by searching #LoveParks on social media to see what is happening near you or by contacting your local park.
The Perfect Picnic
Golders Hill Park
With a large play area, sandpit, zoo, fish pond, butterfly house, a café, tennis courts, a beautiful walled garden and lots of green space, there is something for everyone at this park. Unwind from your busy life and soak up the sun with your friends and family whilst your children explore the deers, emus, birds and other animals! This park is located in Golders Green, near Hampstead Heath.
Primrose Hill is one of the six protected viewpoints in London and with some spectacular panoramic views of the city’s skyline, I would definitely recommend sticking around to watch the sunset. On a clear sunny day, you will be able to see attractions like the London Eye, The Shard and The BT Tower. The London Zoo is just a hop, skip and a jump away if you feel inclined to visit after your picnic.
The Royal Botanic Gardens is 500 acres of woodland and is the most biodiverse place on Earth. You will find no problem picking out the perfect picnic spot and will get the chance to discover over 50,000 living plants whilst exploring all the different glasshouses. This site can be dated back all the way to 1759! Kew Gardens are located in Richmond.
Also known as Ally Pally, enjoy the best panoramic views of London at this amazing park. The great thing about this park is that there is so much to do. Go boating in the lake, learn some tricks at the skate park, enjoy the children’s play area and if you are feeling super adventurous – have a swing at Go Ape! This park is located between Wood Green and Muswell Hill.
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Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared food in the sun at one of these amazing parks with breath-taking views and soak up the sun! Share your picnic photos with us over on Instagram as we love to see what you are getting up to. (@loveyourselfhq)
By Pooja Depala