We believe the impact of Pop up and Pocket Park interventions can be significant, evidence shows the potential benefits across learning, the local economy, the natural environment and health and wellbeing. 

We are gathering impacts of pop-up/pocket interventions in towns and cities across the world. Do you have impact to share? If so please contact us. You can email: [email protected]

In 2016 a study into the multiple benefits of pop-up interventions by Pop up Parks was conducted by NEF consulting and Narativ as part of the Design Council's Knee High Design Challenge. Full report can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2sNFPc6 (from page 32)

In 2016, The Design Council's Knee High Design Challenge (supported by Guy's and St Thomas' Charity) published a solutions paper on the health and wellbeing benefits of Pop up Parks on children and families in inner city areas. In the report the following impact measures demonstrated the impact of a Pop up Park in a city area: 

  • 73% of children who participated in a Pop up Park tried a new outdoor playful activity.
  • A fifth of children who participated in a Pop up Park increased playtime outdoors, with an average increase of energetic physical activity of 33 minutes and light activity of 53 minuted per week. 

The Full report can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2seDASo (from page 14).

The 2015 Position statement on active outdoor play was informed by two systematic reviews looking at the best available impact on the topic outdoor time, risky play, physical activity and health in children aged 3-12 years. The Full report can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2lkyJMe 

Creating Playful Communities (2011) by Play England sets out the lessons learned from the Engaging Communities in Play programme to demonstrate the benefits of community involvement in the management and maintenance of local play spaces. The Full report can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/2s8xSQT