Parks in Mind

May 15, 2018
Volunteers at Wick Pond

Creating a positive change through a therapeutic parks programme

What is Parks in Mind?

Jointly developed by Public Health Dorset, Bournemouth Borough Council and Bournemouth Parks Foundation, this project will create volunteering opportunities in our amazing parks to improve people's mental/physical health and reduce social isolation through participating in parks activities.

Sessions will run from 10:00 - 15:00, once a week in the following Bournemouth's parks:

  • Churchill Gardens, Boscombe
  • Horseshoe Common, Bournemouth 
  • Knyveton Gardens, Springbourne
  • Shelley Park, Boscombe. 

Volunteer activities will include conservation, horticulture, cleaning and general maintenance.

Volunteers will benefit from improved health and wellbeing, personal development, confidence, sense of achievement, CV enhancement, as well as helping to create improved public open spaces that people want to visit.

More information

Thanks to Public Health Dorset and People's Postcode Lottery for supporting this programme. 

Please get in touch if you'd like to volunteer in one of our parks or find out more about this project.  

When is it?

This project will be starting soon.