At a time when urban growth will see 70 percent of the world's population living in urban areas by 2050, sharing knowledge and providing a collective voice for all people and organisations engaged in green cities, open space, recreation, health and related activity is vital. This was the mantra behind this year's World Urban Parks Congress, and everything went fantastically! People from the beautiful green spaces all across the world gathered in Birkenhead Park to celebrate it's 170th anniversary and to experience the world's first public park, needless to say everyone was highly impressed with the quality and standards of our prestigious park.
There where several different events and talks that happened over the week, such as Doug Blonsky, president and CEO of the Central Park New York Conservancy, giving a talk at the Floral Pavilion about how Birkenhead Park was responsible for the most famous park in the world.
The week ended with a Gala dinner for the various parks being honored and to bestow Birkenhead Park with the Large Urban Parks Gold Award, and we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us get there!