The Journey Book

Greener, healthier, wilder

Our vision is to make cities where people, places and nature are better connected.

National Park Cities are longterm grassroots movements for everyone making their city greener, healthier and wilder. 

The National Park City Charter sets out how we collectively share the ambition, responsibility and power to deliver all these things and more.

London became the first National Park City in 2019, with Adelaide joining in 2021.

We are on course for at least 25 National Park Cities campaigns by 2025 around the world including; Glasgow, Breda, Rotterdam, Southampton and Chattanooga.

Our Journey Book sets out the 10 practical steps a city needs to take to become a National Park City.

An invitation to explore, share ideas and harness the diverse talents and abilities of every community and neighbourhood.

Meet the first National Park Cities

London National Park City

After five years of campaigning London became the world’s first National Park City in July 2019 with a launch summit at City Hall and a Festival across London

The London National Park City is supported by thousands of Londoners, the majority of the city’s 2,000 local politicians and the Mayor of London. Read more about London National Park City at

Adelaide National Park City

The National Park City Foundation awarded Adelaide National Park City status in 2021. This made Adelaide the first city in Australia and second in the world to receive the honour.

Adelaide becoming a National Park City is the beginning of a journey to improve city life through everyday actions to enjoy connecting with nature and each other. Find out about their journey at

10 Steps to turn your city into a National Park City

The Journey Book is our guide to joining the National Park City Family – a growing network of people striving to make our cities greener, healthier and fairer, all across the world.

There are 10 steps that we recommend you take. Following these steps and adapting them to your local situation, hopes and needs will help you get ready to submit an application to become an established National Park City.

The Universal Charter for National Park Cities

The Universal Charter for National Park Cities sets out the purpose, vision, spirit and goals of the National Park City movement. It was co-created by people from 50 countries around the world.

As part of the journey for your city in becoming a National Park City we’ll work with you to develop your own Charter that represents the unique and special qualities of your place and the ambition of your community.

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