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From parks and gardens to nature reserves and open countryside, Swansea is blessed with an extensive and diverse green infrastructure network which provides opportunities for everyone to play, exercise and enjoy contact with nature.
The latest in the Sustainable Swansea Green Map series highlights an amazing selection of accessible green spaces within the City and County of Swansea.
Before this latest map, nine community green maps have been produced by Swansea Environmental Forum’s Sustainable Swansea project: Penlan, Castle, Townhill, Morriston, Pontarddulais, Gower, St Thomas and Port Tennant, Penderry and the Central Swansea areas.
Delyth Higgins, one of Sustainable Swansea’s Community Outreach Officers said “We are really pleased to be publishing another map and this time it follows a theme of green spaces rather than a wide-ranging map of a specific community location. We hope it will be useful to both residents and visitors alike and will help people find that hidden gem.” She added, “There are many more sites on the online version than we could fit on a printed map, so people should have a look at www.opengreenmap.org/greenmap/swansea-green-spaces-map to see even more green spaces that Swansea has to offer.”
Deb Hill, Nature Conservation Team Leader at City and County of Swansea, who worked in partnership with Sustainable Swansea to produce the latest map with funding from the Welsh Government Single Revenue Grant said, “This new map is a great asset which encourages people to find out about, visit and enjoy the amazing wealth of accessible green spaces we have in Swansea, in both urban and rural parts of the County. We would like to find out what you think about the green spaces on your doorstep, so please visit the online version to feed in your views and comments.”
Copies of the map are being made available in lots of places including the Civic Centre, museums, libraries, other public places, including the Environment Centre in Pier Street in the marina area.
For more information please contact Sustainable Swansea on 01792 480200 or visit www.sustainableswansea.net