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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?

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Nominate your favourite local park today to ensure it is in the running to be named amongst the UK's favourites!

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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 and attach a photo. Nominations are now open and will close at noon on Tuesday 5th July, so you don'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 beginning of July 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 recognition as a Local Favourite. For more information please take a look at the Terms and Conditions of the award.

Find out more about the return of the UK's Favourite Parks award and why celebrating our local parks is more important than ever.

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Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

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.

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Celebrate HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee year by nominating your local Queen Elizabeth II Field for UK's Favourite Parks 2022!

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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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