Investment project code: 2
Each year a community Festival is held within Alexandra Park and this year is the park’s 150th anniversary. The park has been a major source of enjoyment for the people of Dennistoun and surrounding areas for generations and the Friends of Alexandra Park (FOAP) are keen to celebrate this important milestone as part of the Festival activities. The FOAP wish to use the Festival to demonstrate its purpose and showcase its current work to the wider community. We are in involved in numerous activities to promote the use of the park, preserve vital services within the park and work in partnership with the City Council and community based organisations. Specifically, FOAP is applying for a Wee Green Grant in order that we can engage with the local community around issues such as climate change and why the preservation of Alexandra Park is vital. We believe this applies especially to young people and we aim to organise workshops and events in conjunction with local schools as well as the wider community in the lead up to the festival as well as during the festival itself. This would include raising climate change issues surrounding COP26 being hosted by Glasgow in November 2020.