How girls are designed out of parks


Make Space for Girls

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In May 2023, Make Space for Girls asked people to take part in a citizen science project, counting how many teenagers were using the facilities in their local park, and how many of these were girls. This report sets out the results. The data shows how much girls really are designed out of parks. Make Space for Girls asked people to help them by going to the park and do one simple thing – count. And hundreds of people did. So for the first time we have proper data on who is using the MUGAs (Multi-Use Games Areas – fenced pitches or cages), skate parks and BMX tracks. The short summary is that 90% of the facilities out there are dominated by boys, who are 90% of the users.

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