More Power to Parks
These ‘periurban’ parks see up to 34.000 visitors a day, and Fedenatur member parks around towns and cities serve almost 24 million people. Combining the 73 million people who visit, the 56 million who live beside and 4 million who live in parks awarded with EUROPARC’s charter for Sustainable Tourism, the members of the combined organisation are reported to serve at least 25% of the European population.
The two organisations are now combining. Let’s hope they can pick up on the idea of national parks in cities http://www.nationalparkcity.london/ with all the benefits that would bring to air quality, mental health, and pleasure in the city.