Wynyard Woodland Park is the subject of a Green Infrastructure Case Study by Natural England. The report demonstrates how Wynyard Woodland Park shows how green infrastructure can be used to effectively manage increased demand for green space in urban areas. It is an innovative example of how to turn the journey to the park itself into part of the outdoor recreation experience, while not only protecting but enhancing biodiversity through habitat creation for Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) priority species.
- More than 50 percent of visitors to the park say that they go there to exercise
- At Pickard’s Meadow, 10 ha of lowland meadow has been created contributing 100 percent to the local BAP target for lowland meadow creation and 20 percent of the regional target
- Revenue taken at the park’s visitor shop has increased from £11,800 in 2009/10 to £22,600 in 2010/11