A nationwide search to find the country’s favourite local green space nominated and selected by public vote
Do you think that your local park, playground or playing field is the best in the country? Here’s your chance to prove it. National charity Fields in Trust have launched a campaign to find the UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! This unique award is open to all public green spaces across the UK through a simple online nomination at www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark. It might be that your local park is great for a Sunday afternoon stroll, your neighbourhood playground is a hive of activity for children, or a nature reserve provides a stress-free space to relax. This is your chance to help your favourite space gain the recognition it deserves.
Launching the awards Former England International footballer Graeme Le Saux said “The Fields in Trust’s annual awards are a fantastic way for us to recognise the organisations and individuals who help make our parks, playgrounds and playing fields the best they can be. I was very fortunate that growing up in Jersey I had a huge amount of access to outdoor spaces and it was something I really appreciated as a youngster, not just because I wanted to be a football player but also because I was able to spend time outdoors with my friends. I understand the importance of these spaces and the opportunities they provide for our communities.”
At a time when the UK’s parks are seeing a dramatic reduction in funding for upkeep and maintenance and childhood obesity is identified as a growing concern, the UK’s Best Park award will highlight the vital role of local parks and green spaces – for play, relaxation or sport – and help ensure they are protected from closure or building development.
UK’s Best Park is a unique award open to all local green spaces across the UK. A simple online nomination form, open from 23rd September will allow anyone to suggest their favourite green space. This will be followed by a public vote to identify a shortlist with the winner announced at the Fields in Trust Awards evening on 30th November.
This award is open to all public green spaces across the UK through a simple online nomination at www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark.