Creating a positive change through a therapeutic parks programme
What is Parks in Mind?
Parks in Mind provides fun nature conservation and other outdoor activities in Bournemouth’s beautiful parks and open spaces to deliver health and wellbeing benefits to the people taking part.
Jointly developed by Public Health Dorset, Bournemouth Borough Council and Bournemouth Parks Foundation, the project creates free volunteering opportunities suitable for anyone looking to improve their health, meet new people and learn new skills. The emphasis is on providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while taking part in practical and sociable outdoor activities to improve the environment.
With a focus on nature conservation, green exercise and other activities, you’ll enhance your own wellbeing while making improvements to local parks for people and wildlife. It also includes elements of nature study, art in the environment, relaxation and confidence building workshops. You chose the activities you want to take part in and work to your own limits. No prior knowledge is required, with the chance to learn from both the project leaders and the other people taking part.
Weekly sessions will take place in the following parks:
- Churchill Gardens, Boscombe
- Horseshoe Common, Bournemouth
- Knyveton Gardens, Springbourne
- Shelley Park, Boscombe.
Programme of events
Each week we'll be doing various activities in parks across Bournemouth, whether you'd like to join in for an hour or come along to all our sessions we'd love you to join us.
View our October events programme to see what we're up to over the next few weeks.
Please get in touch with our Project Leader Peter Holloway if you'd like to volunteer in one of our parks or find out more about this project:
- Tel: 01202 451513
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy parks, healthy you