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.

Skills & Competencies Report 2022

A skills and competencies survey was carried out with members during early 2022.  The data was analysed and a report created by CFP.  which provides a framework for MPF to develop training and learning opportunities.

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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