UK's Best Park - Wales
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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 Wales 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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Bedwellty House and Park
It is a historic park which has gone through a huge regeneration in recent years. It is now a social hub, an oasis in a busy town, a snapshot of the past as we look to the future and where I got married. A beautiful hidden treasure!
A beautiful park in east Newport it has a wide collection of trees and shrubs with a ravine forming a sunken garden running down its centre. It stands on one Newport's highest points and gives excellent views of the Bristol Channel. Beechwood House is Grade II listed.
Belle Vue Park
It is the only public park to have been laid out by famed designer Thomas Mawson who also designed Palace of Peace gardens in the Hague. Contains a superb collection of important trees.Stands on lands given by Viscount Tredegar.
Increasingly, people of all ages, interests and cultures enjoy the wonderful recreational and educational resources this beautiful park has to offer. A variety of events organised by Friends of the Park reach out to all sections of the community.
It as its own natural beauty, add the historic significance of the park, that with all manor of activities its worth visiting on a daily basis.
Jubilee Park and Nature Trail
The Jubilee Park and Nature Trail covers 18 acres and is unique in Pembrokeshire. It is maintained by enthusiastic volunteers and has received the Green Flag award twice. It offers a timber play area, open spaces and varied paths and trails through differing habitat, wildlife abounds and there is great blackberrying.
Parc Bryn Bach
Beautiful surroundings, fantastic cafe and lots of fun activities with wonderful staff! The walk around Bryn Bach lake is picturesque and relaxing. Everything you can ever want from a park in one place!
This is a gorgeous park, well maintained. I walk around this park with my two dogs and the other people who use it are always friendly and stopping to have a chat.
An awsome park with two amazing running routes 5k and 10k both single laps with fantastic and changing views. It is also the gateway to other great parks and places in the South Wales valleys.
Pentyrch Rugby Club
I lived there. Trained there. Practiced my rugby kicking there. More children, girls and boys, play rugby and other sports there on a Sunday than anywhere else in Wales. They also have senior men teams playing on a Saturday and have cricket there in the summer. It's amazing.
Pontypool Park, relaxing, tranquil, exhilarating and cheerful. People wander, linger and chat whilst kids play, scream and run free. The Park is right at the centre of the community, a stunning through route to so many destinations and amazing adventures. A beautiful space for everyone and everyone loves this space.
Porthkerry Country Park
Porthkerry Park is beautiful, it is steeped in history and local legends. it has a viaduct a beach woodland some of which is designated a SSSI for its yew trees and huge much used grassy spaces for BBQs, football, horse riding, dog walking or just relaxing. It is much loved.
Roath Park opened in 1894, was instantly popular with the people of Cardiff and remains so today. It includes a lake with lighthouse (the Scott Memorial), recreation ground, wild garden, and botanic garden where there is a tropical house and many exotic and uncommon shrubs and trees, including 15 Great Britain champions.
Six Bells Park
This is one of the best parks in this deprived area and well used by the public. There are volunteers who help in the park planting bulbs and litter picking also getting funds to upgrade the park which will benefit future generations.