Annual Conference 2023

Conference 2023 – Access, inclusion and safety in parks: A path to a greener future

 Access to the outdoors and nature-based experiences should be available to everyone, regardless of age, ability and circumstance.

Location, socio-cultural factors, physical barriers, personal safety, communication, design and engagement are all critical factors in creating inclusive spaces, but when absent, the outdoors can amplify existing barriers of safety and discrimination, resulting in a ‘barricade of barriers.’

Midlands Parks Forum’s 2023 conference will share national, research-informed guidance to explore how parks can be safe and welcoming spaces for all. 

Delegates will also select from six afternoon workshops to identify practical methods of applying best practice to their own green space. 

Thursday 16 November 2023. 9.30am – 3.30pm

The Chester House Estate, Little Irchester, Wellingborough  NN8 2DH

The morning session will offer presentations and the afternoon session will offer delegates the opportunity to join two of the six workshop sessions.

Your delegate pack will be available at the conference, and can be downloaded here after the after the event. 

Thank you to our 2023 Conference sponsors