Celebrate Love Parks Week in Ards and North Down

Tuesday 25th July 2023

The parks and green spaces in Ards and North Down are among hundreds of parks across the country that are taking part in Love Parks Week 2023…

The fountain in the Walled Garden in Castle Park

The celebration takes place from 28 July to 6 August, bringing together local authorities, green space managers, landowners, residents and community organisations to celebrate and support our fantastic green spaces all across the country.

A range of events have been organised in Ards and North Down, allowing everyone an opportunity to take part in the campaign. They include Walled Garden tours, bug searching and bird watching, storytelling, beach foraging, tree tours, a family kitemaking workshop, volunteering opportunities and more.

The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour, said:

“This annual campaign celebrates parks and green spaces, as well as the dedicated volunteers and workers that look after them all year round. These vibrant, living spaces bring communities together and provide an opportunity to connect with nature in the heart of our cities, towns, and neighbourhoods.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said:

“The Love Parks campaign would not be possible without the backing of our local authority partners, including Ards and North Down Borough Council, park managers and landowners. 

“This week is an opportunity for everyone to recognise the value of our parks and green spaces for communities, health and wellbeing, and to encourage groups within our communities that may not think of parks as a space for them to visit.” 

Pre-registration is required for some events. For more information, including a full list of activities, visit ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/loveparksweek.