Why We're Encouraging People To Get Out Into London's Parks This Week

The current warm temperatures mean that now is a great time to escape to London’s cool, shaded and much-loved outdoor spaces, parks and rivers. It’s also the start of the school holidays which means there’s no better time for Londoners of all ages to take advantage of the 300 events taking place across the capital for the first London National Park City Week (21 – 29 July). 

This week, we’re working closely with the National Park City Foundation, to support the wide range of events that give everyone the opportunity to get out more and explore the city’s hidden green gems. Organised by community groups, charities, boroughs and businesses, the range of events demonstrate the wide breadth of support to ‘green the grey’ and improve and maintain our green spaces to help make London the world’s first National Park City. 

And why is it so important? We know that getting out into green spaces is really good for your physical and mental health. Living in a big city doesn’t mean we should accept a dirty and polluted environment and all of the health risks that come with it. The Mayor wants to use the National Park City initiative to retain London’s status as one of the greenest cities in the world and ensure everyone has access to green spaces,…

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