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:

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 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: