In 2019 the University of Leeds undertook research, in partnership with Love Leeds Parks, into what local people and businesses thought about the idea of charitable giving to public parks. The research was carried out as part of Rethinking Parks, a national programme to promote innovation in park management and funding.
Published in 2019, the report, titled Charitable Giving to Parks and Green Spaces, found that a majority of those surveyed know that parks are beneficial to the city, and rated spending time in parks as very important or essential in their lives.
A summary of the research findings can be read here.
The full report can be read here.