Our nation's parks have been such vital resources to us all during the Covid-19 pandemic and we all want to say our thanks to these treasured spaces. Fields in Trust's UK's Favourite Parks award is your opportunity to celebrate all that you love about your local parks and recognise their importance over the last two years. Is your favourite park the UK's favourite?

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UK's Favourite Parks returns in 2022 as we once again celebrate our amazing local green spaces. Sign-up to our e-bulletin to be notified as soon as nominations open in June.

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How does it work?

UK's Favourite Parks is a two phase award. Firstly, we invite you to nominate your favourite local park. Any publicly accessible local green space is eligible to be nominated and all you need to do is tell us a bit about why it is so special to you as well as attach a photo. Nominations will open in June and run for three weeks, so you won't have long to make sure your favourite park is in the running!

All eligible nominations then progress to a public vote. Voting will open at the end of June and run for six weeks. At close of voting 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 recgonition as a Local Favourite.

 

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

It is ten years since we launched the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, which saw 1,388 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.

 

Previous winners

UK's Favourite Parks was first awarded in 2015 and has already handed out the title to three parks from across the UK.

Stanley Park
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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