The parks transformation journey

In our Rethinking Parks project, we did not start out with the aim of modeling a Parks Trust. Our aim was to test options for a city-wide, strategic approach to managing parks that protected them from cuts and enabled them to deliver more public benefits. We ended up with the concept of a People's Parks Trust. 


The following diagram represents the journey that emerged from our work and might be useful when considering the components that your project team will need to consider. 

Illustration showing the Parks Trust journey, from setting up a project team to implementation


You can find out more about Newcastle's parks transformation journey in the Newcastle story section of the toolkit.


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