UK's Best Park - Northern Ireland
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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 Northern Ireland 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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Carnfunnock Country Park
Carnfunnock's perfect position on the famous Causeway Coastal route provides for a beautiful parkland which meets the sea! Packed with exciting and unusual attractions, it offers over 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and spectacular coastline. Man-made entertainment combines with natural heritage to provide a fantastic family park.
Beautifully restored historic gardens in the heart of the community and town used extensively by the public. A real jewel in the crown.
Cloughmills Bio Park
Our park enables people and the natural environment to coexist in harmony and is mutually beneficial. It integrates natural play, food growing, biodiversity and seasonal celebrations. It is a space for people to connect with each other and the natural world. It enhances physical and emotional well being or happiness.
Re-opened in 2012 following a £1.3 million regeneration scheme, the park features a huge galleon ship. The Play Zone includes apparatus suitable for a range of ages and the gardens are a great spot for picnics, playing and relaxing whilst taking in views of the castle and coast.
A 45 acre urban park with Senior and Junior play parks, a large lake, home to wild ducks and geese, four AstroTurf tennis courts, outdoor gym and outdoor bowling green. Open space allows for 'unstructured play' and perennial flowers provide a brilliant array of colour. A well used and loved park!
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
This is a 128 acre park set in the beautiful upper Malone area of Belfast. A park for everyone. It contains international camelia trials, a walled garden, a Japanese style garden with water features for quiet contemplation, childrens’ playground and orienteering and eco trails. Barbecue area, coffee shop, toilets and car parking.
It has lovely bird life. It is like being in the countryside in the middle of Belfast. Great parkrun and view of Cavehill.