Love parks week

Love Parks Week 

Love Parks Week 23rd July – 1st August.

This year, more than ever, our parks and green spaces have been a vital lifeline to so many of us during lockdown. Around 9 in 10 people surveyed by Natural England in May 2020 agreed that natural spaces are good for mental health and wellbeing. Support all the wonderful staff and volunteers who make our parks amazing. Take home your rubbish, be kind to nature and write to your local MP.

1. Love Parks

Many local authorities are putting on events in parks in celebration of the week. Find out what’s happening near you. 

2. Respect Parks

– Be friendly and share the space

– Respect those working in the park 

– If the bins are full, take your rubbish home

– Care for nature 

3. Protect Parks

This Love Parks week, we call on the government to address the urgent issues affecting our green spaces, including funding, access, climate change & biodiversity. 

Some Of Our Favourites

Rosie Mayer, Senior Designer & Bespoke Specialist – “My favourite park is Shipley Park in Derbyshire where Jupiter installed a play area in 2011. The park has everything you could want; a nature reserve, woodland, ponds, a reservoir and of course lots of walks which are great for dogs too. The play area sits so naturally in the setting with the landscaping having been designed to enhance the play value of the equipment. The play equipment is super challenging and exciting, and there is a double cableway tucked around the corner!”

Anne Gobey, Senior Designer – “My favourite park is Alconbury Weald in Cambridgeshire or should I say group of parks, where Jupiter Play installed Robinia play equipment in 2016. These play areas sit so well into the landscape & really have the feel of a garden village development. They provide a tonne of play value for the inhabitants of this housing development in the form of treehouses, huge towers & tepees, toddler & sand areas & places to picnic en route. The organic shapes of the equipment fit so well with the landscape & gorgeous planting helps make these spaces really special for the community…AND the whole area seems to be getting even better with age, as the timber matures & the planting grows.”

Oxhey Tree

Samuel Machin, Sales Executive – “Great parks always have great stories and The Crannog ticks all of the boxes. I was fortunate enough to visit the Crannog before the pandemic hit and it somehow managed to supersede all expectations from the photographs I had seen. The size and scale of this space combined with the multitude of small design interventions really capture the imagination and make me jealous that this wasn’t my local play area growing up! I do hope to deliver a project of this type during my time at Jupiter- but it will certainly be difficult to surpass!”

View or download our Love Parks poster here.”

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