Older Adults & Parks
Older adults make up an increasing percentage of the population in many countries and often, as we age, parks become increasingly inaccessible. Therefore, although parks are public spaces should connect individuals of all ages and backgrounds, we need to ensure that these spaces are truly accessible for all to enjoy.
The experiences older adults have in parks, green spaces or natural areas can leave a life change legacy. Whether that experience is one of healthy fulfillment and happiness or one of fear, anxiety and even personal injury, can be influenced by us as parks professionals. Equally, this growing populous is a valuable resource, that can be engaged and contribute back to the community through Parks.