Peoples park in Halifax was suffering from a poor reputation despite recent investments, and with 30% of adults in the area classed as physically inactive, the council committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the community.
In this project, we aimed to provide opportunities to engage in healthy activities, particularly young people with physical and mental health issues, and to encourage the whole community to use and enjoy the park together.
In the consultation stage, we talked to over 50 organisations who were keen to help or get involved. From this, we developed a programme of activities from weekly kids sports sessions, singing sessions, family fun, zumba and a mini olympics day.
Overall, the programme was well attended and received, with all sectors of the community getting involved. You can read the full evaluation of the project here: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ybRW38PWv_0J:https://www.yourbackyard.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/HLP-Evaluation-report-final-PDF-version.pdf+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk