What's the issue?
Research shows that people with a greater connection to nature are more likely to behave positively towards the environment, wildlife and habitats. Developing an enduring relationship between people and nature, connecting people, may be critical for future nature conservation.
What we can do about it
Parkrun has become one of the most phenomenal events in the country (and the world). Every Saturday at 9:00 thousands of people run (or walk) a 5k race in park. It's friendly, fun and it's for everybody regardless of fitness. The best thing is it is completely free!
All you need to do is register and then turn up at the start line anywhere you like.
Our closest one is in Fletcher Moss Park, but they Manchester has many other including Stretford, Burnage, Wythenshawe Park, Platt Fields and many more. You can try a different one every week.