Fields in Trust champions the parks and green spaces cherished by the communities that use them through our Awards programme and in particular we celebrate the UK’s Best Park Award which is nominated and voted for by the public.

Blackpool's Stanley Park was named winner of UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017. Fields in Trust received 360 public nominations for parks and green spaces with Stanley Park topping the public vote to take the title of UK's Best Park 2017.

How does it work?

Uk's Best Park is a two phase award. Firstly, park users are invited to nominate their favourite park or green space by submitting a short description and a picture showcase their nomination. Any publicly accessible local park or green space is eligible

At the end of the nominations period, all eligible nominated parks and green space progress to the public vote. The parks to receive the most votes in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are shortlisted and invited to attend the Fields in Trust Awards. The park with the most votes overall is named UK's Best Park.

Previous winners

UK's Best Park was first awarded in 2015 and has already handed out the annual 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

How can I get involved?

UK's Best Park will return in summer 2019. Sign up for our regular email updates using the form at the bottom of this page or connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for updates on the award.


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