Heysham Head, Jack Scout Rufford Old Hall and Gawthorpe Hall are National Trust sites in Lancashire.Fields in Trust was founded in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association, and has a mission to ensure that everyone should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation.Like its sister award for beaches, the Blue Flag, it is managed by Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government.The importance of parks and green spaces is that they play an important role in the local community: they bring people together, enhance the local environment and improve health and wellbeing.The website also highlights the county flower of Lancashire.Nature improvement areas have been established at various sites across the country and include the Morecambe Bay Limestones and Wetlands initiative.The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces.Originally a British initiative, there are now award winners in four other European countries, in the antipodes and in the Middle East.
In June 2013, the coronation meadows project was announced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.
The map of LNPs shows the Lancashire Environment Forum, originally a Lancashire County Council innovation but later in the hands of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, covering the whole of the Lancashire-14 area although this body is now considered redundant.
However the Morecambe Bay and South Pennines partnership areas encompass parts of both Lancashire and neighbouring counties.
The trust's website has a search facility that list fields by postcode area which highlights the large number of sites across Lancashire.
A new report highlights the public health benefits, in monetary terms, of green space.