Our local parks have acted as a refuge for so many of us over the past few years and now is our chance to celebrate the spaces that gave us so much in our time of need. Is your local park a special place on the doorstep to get outdoors, move, relax, play, meet with loved ones and more? Is your favourite park the UK's favourite?
UK's Favourite Parks is a two phase award. Firstly, we invited you to nominate your favourite local park. Any publicly accessible local green space was eligible to be nominated during the nominations window which ran from noon on Thursday 9th June 2022 until Tuesday 5th July.
All eligible nominations progressed to a public vote. Voting ran from noon on Thursday 7th July until noon on Thursday 18th August 2022. The parks with the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be named National Favourites and the overall winner the UK's Favourite Park 2022. Any park placing within the top 20% of nominations will receive recognition as a Local Favourite. For more information please take a look at the Terms and Conditions of the award.
It is ten years since we launched the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, which saw 1,392 green spaces across the UK protected forever to mark HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. As our Patron celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, we are encouraging green spaces protected as Queen Elizabeth II Fields to join the celebrations by nominating themselves for UK's Favourite Parks 2022. The park to receive the most votes will be named UK's Favourite Queen Elizabeth II Field 2022.
Thank you for joining us in celebrating HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee year by voting for your local Queen Elizabeth II Field for UK's Favourite Parks 2022! Voting has now closed.
UK's Favourite Parks was first awarded in 2015 and has already handed out the title to three parks from across the UK.
Blackpool's main park, designed in the 1920s, took the title in 2017 and 2019
Rouken Glen Park
Opened in 1906 and welcoming around one million visitors a year, winner in 2016
Telford Town Park
Local nature reserve and park in Shropshire, inaugural winner of the award in 2015
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