4 May 2016: ParkLives, the community programme from
This year sees four new cities join the programme with Southampton, Stoke-On-Trent, Dundee and Swansea joining Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle and Newham (London) as the scheme goes nationwide.
In addition to the ten main cities across the UK, ParkLives will also expand to other towns across the UK through StreetGames, the charity which brings doorstep sport to young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK.
Delivered in partnership with local authorities, ParkLives encourages people to get outdoors, make the most of their local parks, meet new people and enjoy new experiences – all while inspiring them to feel good and be a little more active. This year more than 200 parks, green spaces and golf courses will be offering free sessions as part of the programme.
ParkLives had over 75,000 participants last year and the programme aims to build on this success with more locations and activities on offer in 2016. New sessions such as bat walks, paddle boarding and walking-football, alongside returning favourites including Zumba, Tai Chi and roller-skating. The timetabled sessions are an hour long and led by a trained activity leader from the local area. A full timetable can be found at www.parklives.com.
Liz Lowe, ParkLives lead at
ParkLives launched in 2014 and is part of a £20 million commitment by
A full timetable – including a postcode-led local park finder – can be found at www.parklives.com where people can register to book a free activity session for themselves, as well as friends and family.
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ParkLives, created by
Delivered in partnership with local authorities and StreetGames, ParkLives encourages people to get outdoors, make the most of their local parks, meet new people and enjoy new experiences – all while inspiring people to take advantage of the mood-boosting benefits of being in green space.
Running on a daily basis throughout the spring and summer months, ParkLives’ roster of free activities will evolve with local demand to meet the needs of the local communities the programme serves. Bringing together the regional insight and expertise of local authorities with the communications expertise and funding from
ParkLives is part of Coca-Cola Great Britain’s long-term commitment to inspire one million people to be more active.
ParkLives is running in 10 cities and towns in 2016, including:
- London Borough of Newham
For more information visit: www.parklives.com
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