Bristol parks and green space strategy

The full parks and green space strategy (PGSS) (pdf, 2.9 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 2.9MB) (opens new window) - this is a large colour pdf document.

You may find it easier  to download the document in smaller parts. We have divided the strategy document into the main text section and separate appendices and these can be downloaded from the related documents section.

The strategy sets out an ambitious plan over the next 20 years for ensuring that people have access to good quality parks and green spaces of different types, close to where they live.

Policies and standards

The strategy contains service management policies and a set of standards for quality, distance and quantity covering different types of green space in the city as follows:

  • children and young people's space
  • formal green space
  • informal green space
  • natural green space
  • active sports space

Key highlights of the strategy are

  • an increase of up to 70 new play spaces across the city
  • introduction of natural play spaces
  • improved facilities for young people
  • Parks keepers in all the main traditional parks across the city as a minimum
  • ensuring there is a good quality traditional park within easy reach
  • safeguarding key historic estates and parks
  • establishing a network of 16 local nature reserves
  • making natural green spaces more accessible and welcoming
  • improving grounds maintenance
  • tackling anti-social behaviour
  • improving the quality of sports pitches
  • creating dog free areas and tackling dog fouling
  • developing and redesigning some backland sites

Research findings

A summary of the consultation results can be downloaded below:

Maps of publicly accessible green spaces under consideration by the parks and green space strategy can be downloaded from the list below. These are arranged in the order of Neighbourhood Partnership areas of the city. The area green space plans are grouped in the same areas.

Citywide map