The MyParkFalkirk site gives details of all the activities and facilities available at each location in the area and lists events and other park-related activities, such as fundraising. The website provides a crowdfunding platform that allows local residents and businesses to support improvements led by community groups and other local groups.
So far 14 parks and greenspaces have been added to the site with more to come come in the next few months.
Manager of Falkirk Council’s planning and environment unit Richard Broadley, said the scheme was a first for Falkirk. "It is another tool to help promote and improve the parks and other green spaces in the Falkirk Council area. More importantly, this innovative initiative will help community led parks projects generate the resources they need through crowdfunding.
"With more parks being added all the time, I would encourage anyone with an interest in their local parks to visit the website to discover what MyParkScotland can do for them and their local park."
MyParkScotland was designed as a one-stop shop for parks where people could search for a park by postcode or facility and launched in May last year. It was developed by social enterprise Greenspace Scotland and supported as part of the Nesta and Heritage Lottery Fund Rethinking Parks Initiative
Local groups can share information about events by filling in a simple form on the site. People can also share their park stories and ideas for how their local space could be improved.
MyParkScotland project manager Ian Goodman said: "MyParkScotland isn’t just a super information website, it also provides a new way for everyone who loves the Falkirk Council area’s parks and open spaces to support our treasured parks."