This is an innovative project to encourage more people to use the People’s Park in Halifax, and through doing so, to improve their health.

The aims of the project are:

  • To encourage more use of the Park
  • To improve people’s health/well being in the area
  • To generate income to make the park sustainable
  • To learn lessons from this pilot to inform subsequent HLP projects

The elements of the project include

  • An exercise and activity programmes, with elements designed specifically at the local BME population
  • Activities and events to include sport, dancing, walking, walking football for the over 50’s, park fun runs for the under 12’s, girls football, Nordic walking, guided walks, etc
  • The development of an area of the park to grow and enjoy healthy food
  • The development of programme of trails; walking trails, trim trails, a cycle track, a toddler cycle area, the development of an extensive programme of publicity, using social media, local networks, on line and conventional methods of getting the message out to the local community



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