ParkLives with StreetGames provides participants with the opportunity to access parks and public spaces in their local communities, through engagement in a variety of sports and physical/wellbeing activities. These events typically take place over a 16 to 20 week period.

The programme aims to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to access their local parks more regularly and independently.

Year 2 (2017) of the ParkLives with StreetGames programme enabled over 1,900 disadvantaged young people and their families across the UK to take part in free sport and physical activity in local parks. The programme has also resulted in many other positive benefits for young people, their families and the communities in which they live – including a reduction in anti-social behaviour, increased family interaction and the creation of new partnerships formed at a local level for host organisations.

"The most significant change that has happened is improved community bonding. A lot of the young people that attended the ParkLives sessions have become friends, and continue to play together. Some of the parents have become friends too, as a result of meeting each other at the start of the session".  (Centre Spot - ParkLives project)

This programme is currently at the following stage of the StreetGames Policy Cycle