Aberdeen Open Space Survey

Closed 20 Mar 2022

Opened 8 Feb 2022


Aberdeen City Council is conducting a city-wide survey on the use and perceptions of Aberdeen’s Green and Open Spaces. The data collected will be used to provide an evidence base for our open space audit and to inform Aberdeen's Open Space Strategy as well as assisting with future policy, planning, and management of Open Spaces.

The survey is in two parts. The first part is about your general views of Aberdeen’s green and open spaces. The second part is an opportunity for you to tell us more about specific spaces which are important to you where you live. This information will be used to add community value to the open space audit.

You can choose to complete the city-wide survey first or go straight to completing surveys of specific spaces where you live by following the link to Part 2: Site Specific Open Space Survey.

All residents and visitors to the city are invited to take part in this short survey which should take between 7-10 minutes to complete.

Why your views matter

In Aberdeen we have many open and green spaces. These spaces are usually green, open areas within and on the edges of settlements and can include parks, gardens, playing fields, woodlands, river corridors, play areas, allotments, and civic spaces.

Our green and open spaces are more than just places for recreation or to help wildlife thrive – they provide important functions to society which have an economic value. Open spaces directly improve our health and wellbeing, benefitting society and helping to reduce costs on local and wider communities, the NHS, other public sector services and local businesses. Well-managed and maintained spaces can support people to interact with each other and promote a sense of place and community pride. 

Open space provides opportunities for sport and recreation; it supports active and healthy lifestyles and sustainable choices for people wishing to grow their own food and travel safely by foot or bicycle. Green networks and corridors which link spaces also promote biodiversity and enable movement of wildlife as well as reducing pollution, tackling climate change and mitigating the effects of extreme weather conditions such as flooding.  

For information on why and how we use your data please read our privacy notice.


  • All Residents


  • Biodiversity
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change
  • Natural Heritage
  • Heritage
  • Leisure
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Sport and Activities
  • Tourism and Visitor Attractions
  • Cycling
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Conservation
  • City Centre Masterplan
  • Development
  • Land
  • Masterplans
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Public Space
  • Regeneration