London’s formal parks, natural landscapes, canals, reservoirs and riversides form an important network of spaces and public places. Alongside London’s millions of trees these green and riverside spaces make a valuable contribution to the quality, character and economy of the capital.
Whilst many of London’s parks, commons, heaths and public gardens are attractive and welcoming, there are many green spaces in the capital that are under used, and shabby, leaving people to feel unsafe in them.
We want to make all our city's parks, green spaces and waterways great places for people by promoting good management and supporting new approaches to the design and management of parks and green spaces. This will help maintain their intrinsic value whilst making them more relevant to the needs of a modern world city. The greening strand of London’s Great Outdoors aims to support projects that enhance London’s parks and green spaces through providing policy support, advice and funding.