UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017
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Blackpool's Stanley Park was named winner of UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017 at the Fields in Trust Awards.
About UK's Best Park
Is your local park great for a Sunday afternoon stroll, or is your local playground a hive of activity for children? Parks and playing fields are the heart and soul of communities. Celebrate them with UK's Best Park!
UK's Best Park returned for a third year in 2017 with Stanley Park in Blackpool garnering the most votes from 360 public nominations to take the title of UK's Best Park 2017. Is follows previous winners Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire and Telford Town Park in Shropshire.
How does it work?
- Nominations for UK's Best Park 2017 ran from Thursday 21st September to Friday 13th October. Hundreds of nominations have been received from the public for their favourite local green spaces across the UK.
- Voting opened at 9am on Saturday 14th October and closed at 5pm on Friday 3rd November.
- The park with the most votes in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland was shortlisted. Their nominators were be invited to attend the prestigious Fields in Trust Awards on Wednesday 29th November 2017 where the UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017 was named.
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Find out which parks near you were nominated for UK's Best Park 2017 by following one of the below links.
UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016
Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire was named UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 at the Fields in Trust Awards at Lord's Cricket Ground on Wednesday 30th November. Rouken Glen Park was described in its nomination for the Award as 'a place for people and nature'. Opened in 1906, visitor numbers last year reached nearly 1,000,000. The park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, has been awarded Green Flag status and has received investment from Heritage Lottery Fund grants. The Award was presented by former international footballer, and Trustee of Fields in Trust Graeme Le Saux and TV sports broadcaster Jill Douglas.
UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2015
Last year, Telford Town Park in Shropshire was named UK's Best Park 2015 in a competition that saw over 10,000 votes cast. The well-used and much-loved park beat fellow shortlisted sites Gheluvelt Park in Worcester and Duthie Park in Aberdeen to the inaugural title.
Since winning the award The Friends of Telford Town Park were congratulated in Parliament by DCMS Minister Tracey Crouch, were honoured with a civic reception to thank them for their work and featured in a series of videos created to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.
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