Edinburgh's Thriving Green Spaces Project

Our project is shaping an ambitious new vision for Edinburgh’s natural environment and producing a 30-year strategy and action plan to deliver that vision.  We aim to protect and enhance our green spaces, so that they benefit people today and in the long term.   

We are part of the City of Edinburgh Council's Parks and Greenspace staff group in Neighbourhood Environmental Services. Our team is a legacy of the Future Park Accelerator programme. We are committed to nurturing and enhancing all Edinburgh's Council-owned green spaces for future generations.  

Here is a link to download the most recent version of the Thriving Green Spaces strategy which went to committee in March 2023: Thriving Green Spaces Strategy (March 2023). We are now working on the delivery action plan.

Creating amazing spaces together.

From allotments to the Pentland Hills Regional Park, to our Zero Carbon Park at Saughton, our Parks and Greenspace staff provide essential services to keep Edinburgh green and flourishing. 

We are on a mission to: 

  • Develop new funding methods to protect parks for the future. 

  • Ensure improvements to greenspaces helping both people and nature. 

  • Explore new management approaches to tackle environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, and species loss. 

  • Work with local communities to understand their needs, ensuring parks meet these requirements now and in the future. 

  • Keep Edinburgh green and thriving. 

Together we are finding better ways of connecting you and the natural habitats that make up the fabric of our inspiring city. Together we can grow, thrive, and adapt for the Edinburgh of the future. 

Latest news

  • Managing our Estate for Nature

    We want to talk to you about some changes to grassland management within our greenspaces. We are committed to enhancing biodiversity, supporting pollinators and tackling the nature crisis.

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