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Establishing additional revenue streams as well as revenue from local tax payers is becoming essential to ensure the long term sustainability of parks. Here are some reports and research from the UK and abroad into the many different opportunities.

Rethinking Parks New Business Models Nesta

Paying for Parks Cabe Space

Grow Green Approaches to Financing Nature Based Solutions in Cities

Financing the Future The Critical Role of Parks in Urban and Metropolitan Infrastructure NRPA

Equity and Parks Funding Urban Institute

Alternative Revenue Strategies for Parks New Yorkers for Parks

How parks are provided is changing. Places are trying different models to deliver their parks that seek to establish financial sustainability whilst addressing the key social and environmental goals of their communities. Here are some examples.

Parks Trust Newcastle City Council

Northern Roots Oldham

Mayesbrook Climate Change Park Barking and Dagenham

Commercialisation and social outcomes in Hounslow Parks

There are different approaches to valuing the economic and social value of parks. Here are some examples of guides to do so and places that have undertaken a valuation on this basis.

The Value of Public Space Cabe Space

The Value of our Green Spaces The Land Trust

The value of Edinburghs parks

The Real Value of Park Assets Cabe Space

The Hidden Value of our Green Spaces The Land Trust

Revaluing Parks and Green Spaces Report Fields in Trust