Parks and green spaces

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A local’s guide to Sydney: ‘Nightlife is the best it’s ever been right now’
New (and revamped) venues are opening at a dizzying pace in Sydney. For the best food, clubs and beaches, you have to put in the work, says DJ Deepa Alam

As told to Michael Sun

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Study reveals Britain’s greenest cities – and they are all in the south
Greener cities such as Exeter and Bristol can benefit from spurt in ‘urban eco-tourism’ while industrial centres in northern Britain lose out, study says

Amelia Hill and Nazia Parveen

24, Nov, 2022 @1:56 PM

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Large parts of national parks in England and Wales off limits, data shows
Campaigners call for more access after analysis reveals public cannot access huge chunks of many parks

Helena Horton

22, Nov, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Centre of Manchester is dotted with parks | Letter
Letter: Mayfield Park is magnificent and welcome, but it’s not the first in the city centre for 100 years, says Chris Paul


28, Sep, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Manchester opens first new park in 100 years, complete with ‘scary’ slides
A delight for kids, one of the slides will take riders over the largely forgotten River Medlock

Helen Pidd North of England editor

22, Sep, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Never visited Tividale Park in the Black Country? You’re missing a treat | Adrian Chiles
You can keep your fancy royal parks. I love seeking out the little local ones – and doing a spot of litter-picking, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

25, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Desperate’ UK councils hiring out more parks to festivals, warns expert
Surge in festivals after Covid lull risks making green spaces elitist as councils try to offset tightened budgets

Miranda Bryant

24, Aug, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Londoners plan to create first new wild swimming ponds in 250 years
East London group hopes to raise enough money to turn concrete wasteland by River Lea into a ‘brownfield rainforest’

Miranda Bryant

20, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Emerald heart: a guide to Ireland’s six national parks
Fringing remote islands and the wild Atlantic coast, steeped in legend and home to exotic flora, these protected areas are a hiker’s paradise

Vic O'Sullivan

23, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Log jam: Vancouver wants its beloved beach logs back, but officials are wary
Neat lines of driftwood, locked up in ‘log jail’ during the pandemic, have reappeared but are not as plentiful as before

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

11, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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You can’t put a price on park life | Brief letters
Brief letters: Green space valuation | Boris Johnson’s principles | Daily Mail readers | Levelling up | Bob Seger’s ‘unencumbered’ song


04, May, 2022 @4:38 PM

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Parks near new homes shrink 40% as developers say they cannot afford them
Green spaces near new housing developments in England and Wales down in last 20 years

Helena Horton Environment reporter

03, May, 2022 @12:17 PM

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