From 2014 -2019 the ukactive Research Institute acted as the independent evaluation partners to the ParkLives programme, sponsored by Coca-Cola GB. As part of a novel initiative to promote healthier, happier and more active communities and continue the 2012 Olympic legacy, ParkLives started in 2014 as a unique collaboration between Coca-Cola GB and up to 10 local authorities across the UK to provide free physical activities in local parks and green spaces. The aim of the programme was to support people to make positive changes in their lives through fun and free activities, encouraging community cohesion. The ukactive Research Institute monitored ongoing participation and attendance figures throughout the duration of the programme, producing evaluation programme reports each year, and facilitated the capturing of wider health and wellbeing data that demonstrated the impact of the initiative.

For the Year 4 Evaluation report click here
For the Final Programme report click here