More Power to Parks



Fedenatur founded in 1995, and EUROPARC founded in 1973, are two European organisations covering land equivalent to all of Italy and Luxemburg in city, marine and country 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  with all the benefits that would bring to air quality, mental health, and pleasure in the city.