Green spaces

Closes 24 Apr 2024

Opened 13 Mar 2024

Overview

Kingston’s public greenspaces, including our parks, woodlands and riversides, are important for our physical and mental well-being. But not everyone who lives, works or studies in the borough has good access to a green space or is able to enjoy and benefit from them. 

Last year a new vision for our public greenspaces was published. It highlights 11 areas where we want to make improvements over the next 10 years. As a council we cannot achieve this on our own and will need to work in close partnership with our communities and stakeholders, to make it happen.

The 11 key themes

  1. Accessibility & Inclusivity. 

  2. Public Health and Wellbeing. 

  3. Community and Voluntary participation 

  4. Publicity, Marketing and Promotion

  5. Biodiversity, Nature Recovery and Climate Challenge

  6. Children’s Play Provision & Educational Opportunities

  7. Quality standards, Management & Maintenance 

  8. Sport, Recreation & Adult Exercise

  9. Heritage, Public Realm & Placemaking 

  10. Buildings and Facilities

  11. Capital Investment & Income Generation  

To support this vision we have created a draft plan which includes a list of actions, under each theme, to help us make improvements. We are keen to hear your views on these actions, what you think we should concentrate on first and if there is anything missing. We will use your feedback to update the plan and focus on the actions you think will have the most benefits. 

If you have any questions, or need any of the information in a different format, please get in touch with us by emailing engagement@kingston.gov.uk or call the council's contact centre on 020 8547 5000, and ask for a member of the engagement team to call you back. 

Why your views matter

We want to cherish and enhance our greenspaces and ensure everyone can access and enjoy them equally to receive the health and well-being benefits. 

We want to know what you think we should prioritise in our draft plan and if you have any other ideas. We will use your feedback to update the  plan and decide which areas to focus on first.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Parks & green spaces