Roundtable: Parks and green space – does everyone feel welcome?

 Registration is closed for this event

Public green space can help improve our mental and physical health and increase social cohesion within communities. Throughout the pandemic parks have provided many people with respite from cabin fever, as well as a covid-secure place to meet with family and friends.  

But whilst the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance and value of green space for everybody - it’s also emphasised what research was already telling us - that there is unequal access. Barriers experienced due to people's religion, race, ethnicity, age, disability, gender and LGBQT+ can impact on their enjoyment of public space. 

This roundtable will explore how parks and green spaces can be made more inclusive. We will kick off with a presentation from Dr Bridget Snaith, followed by a panel discussion with industry professionals offering insight and lived experience of equalities issues. 

When: Tuesday 29 Sept 2020, 9:30 - 11:15 am
Where/Format: Zoom 


The confirmed panel includes:

  • Bridget Snaith, University of East London
  • Dan Cook, Landscape Institute
  • Andrew Harland, LDA Design
  • Mary Karooma-Brooker, RB Greenwich
  • Rowan Longhurst, Engie/Our Parklife
  • Trina Lynskey, Independent children and families consultant
  • Koen Rutten, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Ossie Stuart, Disability consultant
  • Carole Wright, Community gardener

More to be confirmed


This event is free to attend thanks to our supporters, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
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  3. We'll let you know when your place is confirmed and share the event zoom details with you.

Note: This webinar will be recorded and released on FoL's YouTube channel. Screenshots of event participants will also be taken for use on social media. Please contact if you have any questions. 

29th September 2020 from  9:30 AM to 11:15 AM