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22 October - 13 November
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Who Is This Park For?! Gender and Public Parks

Rowntree Park, York

My local area theme

What’s on offer?

Get involved in research to understand gender and parks!

A day of interactive activities at our stand in Rowntree Park, York, exploring how gender affects how we use different areas of the park. Drop in at our stand anytime between 10am - 3pm to learn more, share your experiences and design your ideal park! Become a scientist and help us conduct a mini-survey! Event will still run if it rains, though not if it pours!

What’s it about?

Research shows that different genders use green spaces and public parks in different ways. This has been shown to start as early as 8 years old! We invite you to come along to our Gender and Parks activity stand to learn more about how we can design inclusive parks for all! During this event we will learn, discuss, and explore what makes a park appealing or exclusionary to different people, and why this might be a problem. We will discuss how you think a park should be designed for people and the environment, and you can help us collect data about park usage and gender in real time!

Who’s leading the event?

Sarah Knight, Environment and Geography department, University of York and Abigail Gaines, Friends of Rowntree Park

Open to

Open to everyone. Activities suitable for adults and children of all ages.

Of particular interest to

Of interest to families, park users, local residents, school teachers, and anyone interested in gender and/or green space issues.

Event booking deadline

2pm on the day of the event