Case studies – Publications – Research

Useful information

Here you will find links to useful studies, publications and research that offer best-practice guides and information for parks practitioners and policy makers.  Check back regularly for new links and resources.

Future Parks Accelerator


Case Study and Evaluation Summary Report

The Future Parks Accelerator is a national programme that aims to help local authorities achieve financial sustainability so that communities can continue to benefit from them for generations to come.

The Summary Evaluation report and the City of Nature Alliance Case Study for Birmingham will make useful reading for other local authorities and organisations.

End of Project Evaluation Summary

Report Birmingham City of Nature Case Study

Earth Stories Final Report


Skills and Competencies Report 2022

Data from our survey has been compilied into a framework to enable MPF to plan and deliver learning opportunities based on members needs. MPF Skills and Competency Framework Report FINAL v1

Visitor Counter Guidance

Our guide to using visitor counters has been created by CFP.  Access the Visitor Counter Guidance

MPF Newsletter

Our regular e-newsletter is essential reading for anyone involved in parks and green spaces. To receive regular bulletins, scroll down to the sign-up form below. Latest newsletter here

The Parks Alliance

The Parks Alliance provides a full resource library of key documents, reports and guides on green spaces which can be accessed through links here

Fields in Trust

The Fields in Trust Knowledge Base<span “> provides a self-service online library of information to support landowners, managing agents, Friends of Parks groups and park users maintain their parks and green spaces. 


The State of UK Parks Report 2021

State of UK Public Parks 2021

Case Studies

As part of our National Lottery Heritage Funding, we have worked in partnership with six Midlands Parks organisations to produce Case Studies.  Midlands Parks Forum Case Studies We hope you will enjoy the wide range of learning.

Midlands Heritage Research

As part of our National Lottery Heritage Funding, we have used a range of secondary data to produce an analysis of funding received in the East and West Midlands.  This research provides a unique insight into how lottery funding has benefited the East and West Midlands, and highlights where future opportunities would benefit the community.  Midlands Parks Forum Research 2021

National Lottery Heritage Funding Evaluation

Our NLHF project ends in June 2021.  Our evaluation of the project will be accessible here when the project has been finalised.

State of UK Parks Research

The original State of UK Parks research was carried out in 2016.  APSE and CFP are currently surveying Parks Managers to produce an update on the current situation.  This will be accessible here when published.

Priory Park, Dudley

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