UK's Best Park - East Midlands
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Think your local green space is the best in the country?
Voting for UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 has now closed. Over 200 local green spaces across the UK were been nominated by you with over 10,000 votes cast. The parks nominated within the East Midlands are listed below. Following the conclusion of the public vote four parks have been shortlisted with the winner announced at the Fields in Trust Awards on Wednesday 30th November.
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As the oldest park in Northampton, it has many lovely features. A large green space with flower beds, lakes and a garden for the blind. Also the Park Museum, cafe. sports facilities and a band stand used for Sunday afternoon concerts in summer. Used by all ages.
It has fantastic scenery, history, deer. Accessible to all including wheelchair access. It has a beautiful folly high on the hill that can be seen for miles. Even when it is busy it feels calm and tranquil. My favourite park EVER!
East Carlton Country Park
A place for everyone. Beautifully maintained park for the community. Revamped play area for children. Fantastic walks over looking the Nene Vallley. Lovely ponds for the children to observe wildlife. Good cafe. Workshops. No charge for parking. Brilliant place.
Lovely park, excellent toilets, lots of seating, fountain, lovely re-furbished village hall in centre of the park. Flower beds with lovely colours and really well looked after by a local Friends group.
A beautiful open green space in the heart of the countryside, with outstanding views across three counties. With a back to nature feel, this is a place for children to play safely and everyone else to relax and enjoy. Birds, butterflies, bees, trees and wild flowers are an added bonus.
Jubilee Park (Woodhall Spa)
I would like to nominate our local park here in Woodhall Spa, Jubilee Park, as to tell the truth it is just fantastic. It is kept beautiful by local volunteers and used by many. There are gardens, a swimming pool, tennis, bowls, croquet, band stand, etc. Check it out!
Oakfield Park is an outstanding park with an inclusive playground. Every less able child and young person has the right to ‘have fun’ like any other child and Blaby has made this happen, also on this great park is a great variety of fitness equipment, multi-use games area, skate ramp and football pitches for the local community.
Stanwick Lakes is a unique space in the heart of the beautiful Nene Valley. It has something for everyone - play areas for the family, a network of paths and open spaces, glorious views, and amazing wildlife - offering the entire community somewhere to relax or get active.
Swadlincote Woodlands and Park
A community Woodland Park on the edge of Swadlincote. A wonderful venue for wildlife events and activities including butterfly, bat and fungi walks. Regular community wood fuel events and conservation task days for volunteers. Woodland and wetland areas to explore. Free parking, toilets and Woodland Adventure Play and Climbing Boulder.
Peace and tranquillity five minute tram ride from the city centre. Large number of deciduous trees which can be appreciated this time of year changing colour. In the Spring favourite place for students to study in peace. Walk through park at least once a week.
Around 127 acres it is the largest park in the Borough of Erewash, and has lots of open space, formal gardens, sports fields, skatepark, splashpad, cafe, outdoor gym and childrens play areas. A recent addition is the Colin Bloomfield Sun Shelter & UV Sun Meter, a legacy from the late Colin Bloomfield.
Wyndham Memorial Park
It has a beautiful peaceful walk along the river Witham and strong community groups who volunteer their time to keep it pristine. It has great events and improves every year.