Do you love your local park? Is it a place your community comes together? Perhaps it is a place to unwind, somewhere to go for a run or play sport, or a space to explore with the kids. Whatever the reason your local green space is special to you, celebrate it with UK's Best Park 2019!
UK's Best Park 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 are now open and will close at noon on Monday 1st July 2019.
All eligible nominated parks then progress to a public vote to find the winner. Voting will open at 9am on Friday 5th July 2019 and close at noon on Monday 19th August 2019. At close of voting the parks with the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be shortlisted. The overall winner of UK's Best Park 2019 will be announced in mid-September at the conclusion of our 'Summer of Parks'.
For more information please take a look at the Terms and Conditions of the award.
UK's Best Park 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 by Thomas Mawson, took the title in 2017
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
Nominating your favourite local green space for UK's Best Park isn't the only way you can champion your local park this summer. As well as following and engaging in discussions on different topics important to parks all summer long, you can now explore green space provision near you with our new Green Space Index. If you want to get out into your park then plan a Have a Field Day picnic for Saturday 6th July, invite the community along and encourage them all to vote in UK's Best Park!
Summer of Parks: Join the discussion as we champion our parks and green spaces this summer
Have a Field Day: Plan a picnic in your park for Saturday 6th July and encourage everyone to vote for UK's Best Park!
Green Space Index: Explore our new barometer of publicly accessible green space provision