Are Glasgow parks underused?

Research unveiled this week claims that Glaswegians have no idea how to enjoy their local greenspace.


The figures unveiled by ParkLives has found that almost one third of families in Glasgow struggle to think of activities they can enjoy together in local parks and green spaces.

A half (51per cent) of these families feel guilty about failing to use these local spaces to their full potential.

Just under three quarters (72per cent) of local parents and grandparents recognise the park as a great location to bring families together.

Yet the research shows that a half of families (51 per cent) don’t think they make enough use of the park, with three in 10 (29 per cent) saying they struggle to find inspiration for what to do there.

Launched in 2014, the ParkLives programme offers free and fun activities for families across the city, giving them new ideas for making best use of local green spaces.

Just under half (48 per cent) of families in Glasgow believe their park is the heart of the community, and a great opportunity for families to spend quality time together, with 68 per cent claiming being in the park would make them happier.