Almost 90 per cent had a "very positive" impression of parks' impact on well-being and the same proportion had that feeling about parks' affect on the community.
Some 60 per cent visit for one-to-two hours. Two-thirds walk to the park, a quarter drive and the rest bike. Some 70 per cent of walkers live within 10 minutes of a park, while 90 per cent of visitors take less than 20 minutes to reach one.
The July-September survey found the most popular uses for parks were to walk, for nature, to run, for peace, children, to meet friends, for organised exercise, community events, to use a cafe, to cycle, to picnic and for pets.
They found out about events through noticeboards, word of mouth, Facebook, local press and friends' websites, in that order.