Help improve your local park
Join or set up a community park group to hold events and raise funds for your local park.
There are around 30 community park groups in Bristol. To find a group, check the page for your local park for information and contact details.
Each group works to improve a park by:
- raising funds for park facilities and play equipment
- working on the park to benefit wildlife
- holding fun days and events
- leading guided walks and talks
We work with community groups to get a better understanding of what people want from their local park.
If there isn’t a group for your local park, contact your local Neighbourhood Partnership to set one up.
Community Action Toolkit
We’ve put together a toolkit to help community park groups with common tasks. The toolkit is made up of factsheets about different tasks:
- applying for grant funding (pdf, 76k) (opens new window)
- Bristol media contact list (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
- how to be a chairperson (pdf, 38k) (opens new window)
- how to be a secretary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)
- how to be a treasurer (pdf, 35k) (opens new window)
- how to open a bank account (pdf, 58k) (opens new window)
- how to give radio interviews (pdf, 47k) (opens new window)
- sample survey form (word doc, 26k) (opens new window)
- tips for conservation work (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)
- tips for press releases (pdf, 50k) (opens new window)
Health and Safety
If you work as a volunteer in Bristol parks and estates, you must meet health and safety standards.
If you’re a volunteer leader, you’ll need to attend a one day training course for volunteer leaders. To book onto this course contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 922 3719, Monday to Friday, 9am until 4pm.
You also need to contact us to get permission to hold events or volunteer activities in parks.
We have sample risk assessments and health and safety forms for working in parks (pdf, 363k) (opens new window) . There are also blank forms for you to print out and use: