The Parks Alliance was established in 2013 by 40 key sector executives from across the UK to provide a single unified voice for parks and green spaces and to address the serious funding crisis in the sector. The commitment to an alliance grew from the “Making Parks a Priority” campaign created by the magazine Horticulture Week.

Since then, the Alliance has developed quickly, with strong membership input, development of ideas and approaches to government regarding key issues.

The Alliance held its inaugural conference in Birmingham on 8 May 2014. This was attended by a number of sector bodies. Its purpose was to update the industry on the work to establish the Alliance.

Scattered trees throughout a neighbourhood increase surface roughness, thereby reducing wind speeds by as much as 50%