Surveys

Please complete our online interactive surveys to tell us about how you use our parks and green spaces and importantly what your aspirations are for them. 

This is key information for us which we will use to inform the new 30 year strategy for our parks and green spaces. We are aiming to get 1,000s of responses so please help us achieve this by completing our surveys.

You can get the latest news about our surveys and email updates by asking to join our mailing list at thrivinggreenspaces@edinburgh.gov.uk

Here are our current surveys that you can use to tell us what you think about our parks and greenspace

What is your vision for Edinburgh's parks and green spaces in 2050?

Edinburgh’s parks, green spaces, rivers, lochs and shoreline have never been so important to us and Edinburgh’s Thriving Green Spaces Project is developing a 30-year strategy and action plan for these.

Please take 5-10 minutes to tell us what your own aspirations are for our parks and green spaces. Your thoughts and ideas will be used to help us develop the ambitious new vision for Edinburgh’s natural environment. This survey will run throughout 2020.

Portobello and the Water of Leith blue space survey

Volunteers wanted to help us use the BlueHealth Environmental Assessment Tool along the Water of Leith and Portobello beach.

Currently, we are looking for local volunteers to conduct these assessments at various segments along the Water of Leith and Portobello Beach. If you are interested in contributing to this citizen science opportunity, please get in touch at: thrivinggreenspaces@edinburgh.gov.uk

Edinburgh's urban parks users survey

This survey is for people who visit or who are planning to visit regularly one of these parks only:-

  • Pilrig Park
  • Victoria Park
  • Leith Links West
  • Lochend Park
  • Harrison Park West
  • Spylaw Park. 

The park that you complete the survey for should be one that you have visited before and is easy to visit quite often.
This survey is a part of the University of Edinburgh’s PhD in Architecture and Landscape Architecture programme. The purpose of this survey is to understand the relationship between the areas that urban park users choose to visit and the activities they undertake. We also want to understand links between urban park visits and people’s wellbeing.