News: Parks

New Zealand’s Green Pavlova conference returns from 25th to 28th May

After New Zealand's 2020 Green Pavlova conference was cancelled due to COVID-19, Recreation Aotearoa will be staging its annual event for parks, recreation and open space professionals…

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May 11, 2021 Environment / Parks / Play / Recreation /

 
 

Dubai looks to expand public parks network as part of 2040 vision

Brand Dubai and the Dubai Municipality have announced plans to double areas given over to green public open space in the Emirate. Part of Dubai’s 2040 vision, the project aims to…

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Apr 12, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

Singapore’s former Big Splash reopens as Coastal PlayGrove with city’s tallest outdoor play area

The former Big Splash site at Singapore’s East Coast Park has been revitalised as a 4.5-hectare park with new play features and expanded areas of open space. The redevelopment of the…

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Mar 30, 2021 Parks / Play / Recreation / Waterparks /

 
 

World Leisure Day to be celebrated for the first time on 16th April

The World Leisure Organisation has announced its newest international initiative - the World Leisure Day - to be celebrated for the first time on 16th April. In a statement World Leisure…

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Mar 30, 2021 Education / Parks / Recreation / Sport /

 
 

Singapore sets sustainable targets for next 10 years

The Government of Singapore has this week released details of a national agenda on sustainable development with the unveiling of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Introduced as a…

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Feb 13, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Government / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

Global Wellness Summit highlights benefits of outdoor experiences

The most recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS) highlighted extensive lockdowns and social distancing - as well as an acute awareness of the destruction of the environment spurred by…

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Jan 7, 2021 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Wellness /

 
 

Global Wellness Institute reports mental wellness to be a $121 billion market

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released its major research report for 2020 – ‘Defining the Mental Wellness Economy’-  the first study to define mental…

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Nov 11, 2020 Education / Environment / Parks / Wellness /

 
 

Koh Lanta transforms into one of Thailand’s most sustainable tourism destinations

A raft of innovative initiatives, buoyed by local entrepreneurs and community-based organisations, is transforming Thailand’s Koh Lanta into an exceptional environmentally-friendly…

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Nov 3, 2020 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /

 
 

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