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UK's Best Park - London

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UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU!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 London 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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UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU!
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Nominations

Albert Road Recreation Ground
Albert Road Recreation Ground
N11 2AZ

It's the most fantastically well used park with football, tennis, table tennis and lots of other games being played there all week. There's a great cafe that fosters a community spirit and hosts art, photography and lots of other activities. It's a welcoming place for all ages, even dogs!

Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park
N22 7AY

Spectacular views of London, nature areas. This is a park for walking or picnicing on the sunny south slope. The Friends Group runs 50+ events a year including bat, tree, fungi, history, wildflower walks plus Family Bug Hunt. There be Dragon Pedalos on the lake and a Palace in the Park.

Barn Elms Playing Fields
Barn Elms Playing Fields
SW13 9SA

SW13 is the proud home of Barn Elms Playing Fields. The playing fields are made up of Football, Rugby, Cricket and Rounder pitches with Tennis/Netball Courts an Athletics Track and Woodland Area open to all the community. The grounds are now maintained daily and kept to a high standard available for the public to use all year round.

Barnard Park Adventure Playground
Barnard Park Adventure Playground
N1 0JF

The playground is so much fun because it has swings and you can play whatever you want here! You can do arts, the forest is good for running around, hiding, and making dens. We have lots of space. This is the best garden ever! (from children at Barnard).

Beaversfield Park
Beaversfield Park
TW4 7JW

This is a very friendly and beautiful park where you can enjoy your walk with your family and friends from early morning till late as it is well lit up and it is very safe to do so. It is drug and drink free for your enjoyment.

Brockwell Park
Brockwell Park
SE24 9BJ

Brockwell Park is one of the best things about Brixton, London. It has everything from sports pitches to meadows. There is a rose garden and a community veg garden, even a lido. Its a beautiful setting for the local weekly parkrun too. It is cherished by all who live nearby!

Broomfield Park
Broomfield Park
N13 4RB

The enthusiasm of the community to reinstate this once glorious park as a focal point of the community is second to none. Would like to see more flowers, open the bowling green again and rebuild Broomfield House and make it a London landmark.

Burgess Park
Burgess Park
SE5 0RJ

Burgess Park was developed from a densely populated area of streets, factories and a canal that was heavily bombed in WWII. It is now a haven of beautiful planting with a large fishing lake teaming with water fowl and it hosts a variety of free events for all to enjoy.

Canons Park
Canons Park
HA8 6QT

A grade II listed park, Canons has a wonderful mix of open spaces, historic buildings, a walled garden, adventure playground, friendly cafe, woodland walks and lots of room to play, sit, dream and make new friends.

Cape Adventure Playground
Cape Adventure Playground
N8 9EG

Cape is the Cats Pyjamas! Kids manage risk and explore the natural world in a stimulating environment. Kids learn to build fires, use tools to make dens, throw slime at the local joggers and dog walkers, cook stinky things. Battle homemade weapons, climb trees and catch 3 headed Japanese speaking toads.

Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Ground
Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Ground
BR7 5BG

The Rec is a fully inclusive space with a fabulous playground including a new all ability roundabout so that those with physical disabilities can play alongside those without. It's at the heart of the Chislehurst community and a hive of activity with a very active Friends group.

Clissold Park
Clissold Park
N16 9HJ

Clissold Park is a fantastic community green space in the heart of Hackney. An outstanding playground, deer, goats, a children's paddling pool, tennis courts, lake and ornamental gardens combine to offer something for every generation. Weekends in the park see people play football, get married or just take a stroll!

Cornwallis Adventure Playground
Cornwallis Adventure Playground
N19 4LP

Cornwallis is a great place for kids to socialize and mix with other children. Its a place where they can express them self and have fun. There are so many activities they can do and learn from them.

Culpeper Community Garden
Culpeper Community Garden
N1 0EJ

An award winning, magical green oasis in inner London and a wonderful centre for community building. Here people of all backgrounds can garden, socialise and relax in a safe, sustainable and beautiful open space.

Dagnam Park
Dagnam Park
RM3 9XR

Our park, known as the Manor, is steeped in so much history going back to the 1400's and we have approx 350 deer that live there along with other wild life. So many acres. So tranquil and people enjoy going there for peace and tranquillity away the hustle and bustle!

Finsbury Gardens
Finsbury Gardens
N22 8PW

A village green for Bowes Park neighhbours. This delightful garden is well cared for by volunteers. Home to an annual community festival and Christmas Carol concert it has a fun playground, carved climbing lizard and restful benches. Though small, it is the largest and oldest open space in Bowes Park.

Hampstead Pergola and Hill Gardens
Hampstead Pergola and Hill Gardens
NW3 7EX

Like a secret garden, the Hill Gardens are a place to rest and refresh your mind in a hectic city. Beautifully kept grounds against a backdrop of an Edwardian pergola make this a unique setting constantly inspiring its visitors whatever the season.

Jubilee Park
Jubilee Park
N9 7RH

Jubilee Park is a typical inclusive London park which includes a range of sports facilities. It has great trees, a small pond and is used by whole community. Edmonton has some of most deprived wards in London. The park is therefore even more important for local health and well-being. Vote Jubilee!

King Henry's Walk Adventure Playground
King Henry's Walk Adventure Playground
N1 4NX

Its a lovely space for children to play with lots to do.

Lloyd Park
Lloyd Park
E17 5EH

The transformation from a dull patch of land to a space with something for everyone has been remarkable. The wild areas and kids playground are imaginative, and the outdoor gym very popular, as are all the sports facilities, galleries and cafes.

Lordship Recreation Ground
Lordship Recreation Ground
N17 6NU

My wife brings our 2 year old daughter here several times a week. It is many acres in the middle of Tottenham. It has a large lake with an island for water birds, a cafe, a little forest, blackberry bushes, by far the best place in our area of London.

Muswell Hill Playing Fields
Muswell Hill Playing Fields
N10 1JP

Offers space, play, and a little bit of wilderness, great blackberry bushes and rosehips too!

Nonsuch Park
Nonsuch Park
SM3 8AJ

Nonsuch Park is the setting of the Stunning Nonsuch Mansion. It has a beautiful garden and I particularly love taking walks and runs in the evenings. The view at sunset is to die for. I believe it's the best park as it is welcoming and open to everyone.

Old Farm Park
Old Farm Park
DA15 8AH

A lovely green open space where I spend time with my children and neighbours having fun.

Paddington Recreation Ground
Paddington Recreation Ground
W9 1JN

This park is amazing it has lots of facilities including a running track and tennis courts. It is accessible to all people and all ages. It is a brilliant local hub.

Peckham Rye Park
Peckham Rye Park
SE15 3UA

A green oasis in the inner city, Peckham Rye offers multiple landscapes within its bounds. It is fabulously well kept too. Something for everyone!

Queenscroft Park
Queenscroft Park
SE9 5EJ

Our park is at the heart of our estate and provides a fun and safe place for children to play and the community to get together. We love our park and want to restore it to its former glory.

Southwark Park
Southwark Park
SE16 2EH

Southwark Park, managed by the London Borough of Southwark was opened in 1869 by the Metropolitan Board of Works, the first publicly funded parks in London. It received £2.5m grant from Heritage Lottery fund in 1998. It is a mature park with everything, Boating lake, Bowling Green Bandstand, Sports Field, and a Cafe/Gallery. Perfect.

Waterside Adventure Playground
Waterside Adventure Playground
N1 7FR

Every effort has been made to make the playground a natural oasis in a highly built up area.

Wormwood Scrubs Park
Wormwood Scrubs Park
W12 0AE

Wormwood Scrubs is London's least expected park. Wedged between A-roads and railways, and best known for its prison, it's one of the city's few grasslands that truly connects the visitor to nature and human vitality. 80+ bird species and 10s of sports ensure it's ever-changing and mysterious, it will surprise you.