our work

Our goal is for parks and public spaces across the UK to be designed with teenage girls in mind.

A group of girls sat around a table in a consultation workshop

We ensure that the voices of teenage girls are centred in all projects. And we raise awareness of the issue with all these groups and the general public.

An illustration of girls in a park


It’s essential to engage with teenage girls if we want to make parks and public spaces which work for them. This collection of resources will help us to hear those harder to reach voices and enable them to articulate what they need from parks and public space.

“Make Space for Girls has some great resources compiling findings and actions taken by councils across the world and what has been learnt from the process of consulting with local girls and designers so far.”

Abigail Gaines

Friends of Rowntree Park

What does better
look like?

We’ve created some images to get people talking about what might be found in spaces designed with girls in mind. There isn’t an “off the shelf” solution. Key to making space work for girls is talking to teenage girls, to understand their take on their local spaces, the barriers they face to enjoying these spaces and involving them in the design process.

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