Nominations for the UK’s Best Park

Think that your local park is the best in the country?

UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU!Voting for the UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! has now closed!

Thanks you if you voted for any of the nominated parks as the UK's Best Park. The three parks with the most votes will be shortlisted with the winning park announced at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground on Wednesday 2nd December.

Fields in Trust is the only national charity that protects the parks, playing fields and playgrounds that you love. Founded in 1925 by King George V, we currently protect over 2,500 outdoor recreational sites from development.

The 20 nominated parks in Central England are listed below. If you do see your favourite park listed below, then make sure you vote to make it the UK's Best before the vote closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25th November!

Nominated Parks
Abington Park
Abington Park, NN3 3HN

Fantastically beautiful all year round. Gorgeous in the autumn and beautiful planting in the summer.

Apedale Community Country Park
Apedale Community Country Park, ST5 6AX

This park is an inetgral part of the community encompassing a landscape of woodlands, meadows and pools created from our industrial heritage. Sensitively developed to promote a balance with nature and an oasis of calm in our busy lives.

Barnwood Park & Arboretum
Barnwood Park & Arboretum, GL4 3JB

A special place for the local community with a fantastic Arboretum and a superb Friends Group. This Green Flag award winning park and arboretum is a jewel in the crown of parks and open spaces in Gloucester.

Braunston Playing Field
Braunston Playing Field, NN11 7HF

Great outdoor community space with so much potential for whole community activities. Already used by lower school and range of groups. Bring on the skatepark for the young people and keep the space alive.

Caldecott Park
Caldecott Park, CV21 2QN

This is a Green Flag award winning park in the heart of Rugby with a range of facilities along with areas for rest and relaxation within the bustling town centre. It's well known within the region for its award-winning floral displays, and hosts numerous community events.

Corsham Cricket Club
Corsham Cricket Club, SN13 9EU

Corsham CC's home since 1848, the ring of Japanese Flowering Cherry trees planted to commemorate the Club's centenary provides a particularly picturesque scene at the end of April. The well-tended outfield and square, and the proximity of historic buildings makes for an attractive location in which to enjoy the sunshine.

Daventry Country Park
Daventry Country Park, NN11 2JB

With a beautiful reservoir to stroll around, a cafe, play area and fitness equipment, Daventry Country Park is a location that is suited for the young and young at heart.

Deep Hayes Country Park
Deep Hayes Country Park, ST13 7JS

Deep Hayes Country Park is a mixture of woods, meadows and pools. With extensive walks detailed for everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy the diverse aspects of nature across the shoreline reed marshes, unimproved meadowland or wide variety of trees and woodland.

East Carlton Country Park
East Carlton Country Park, LE16 8YF

100 acres of a beautiful parkland, great walks, DDA Play area, BBQ areas, Campsite, craft workshops, Volunteer run Woodland shop and working party, café, walking groups, free to park, museum, Jurassic walk way, community events, British Steel Heritage.

Eastwood Park
Eastwood Park, S41 0AY

Right in the heart of the village it breathes life into the community. The green space; the play options; the community garden; the wildlife; the hall; the Pavilion; a Passionate 'Friends of' group who bring Gala Days and more. What is not to like? That is why it is so special!

Gheluvelt Park
Gheluvelt Park, WR1 3EZ

Rated second best thing to do in Worcester by TripAdvisor, Gheluvelt Park is an Green Flag Award winning park with an interactive water feature, interpretation of World War I, play area surrounded by well maintained gardens and a natural area with exercise equipment, views of the River Severn and cafe.

Hagley Park
Hagley Park, DY9 0NW

This park is the centre of the village, the place where our kids learnt to cycle, play football, cricket and how not to fall off the monkey bars! It's a great place for them to see their friends and we've recently gained a skate park and zip wire.

Hatherton Reservoir
Hatherton Reservoir, WS11 0XE

Hatherton reservoir is nestled alongside the M6 Toll Road and maintained as a refuge for the local community following the development of the toll road when it was built. Now established as a fishing spot and a comfortable walk with benches regularly spaced as a memory walk to assist recovery from ill health.

Kings Park
Kings Park, DN22 6EU

A Green Flag status beautiful park with an outstanding formal and informal area. Soon to have an exciting water play facility. Something for everyone to enjoy including the River Idle and the scented rose gardens.

OASIS Community Gardens
OASIS Community Gardens, S81 0DE

Oasis Community Gardens is a beautiful little park and gardens which has become the heart of a disadvantaged community where projects, events and activities take place through the seasons. A beautiful oasis of plants trees flowers, where memories are made and people belong.

Papplewick Village Playing Fields
Papplewick Village Playing Fields, NG15 8FB

The popular park is owned and maintained by Papplewick Parish Council. The photo shows typical community involvement in this work. The park is well used at all times particularly on our Annual FIT Play Day and the Bonfire Event which is a fund raiser for ongoing village and park improvements.

Pittville Park
Pittville Park, GL52 2AL

A family friendly park, animals, play area and a boating lake.

Telford Town Park
Telford Town Park, TF3 4AQ

It has recently been enhanced with lots of new play features as well as a sensory garden. The 450 acres are a fantastic mix of biodiversity and nature reserve as well as the more formal play areas and gardens. Something for everyone in other words.

The Quarry
The Quarry, SY1 1JT

It is a wonderful area by the River Severn in Shrewsbury. It has a beautiful sunken garden created by the famous Percy Thrower. The very well know Shrewsbury Flower Show takes place in the Quarry every year. There is a fantastic children's play area plus activity on the River Severn.

Whaley Bridge Memorial Park
Whaley Bridge Memorial Park, SK23 7BL

The Memorial Park holds many happy childhood memories for me. In recent years it had become very sad and neglected but still held onto its magical charm and sense of being a special place. The recent renovation of the park with significant funding from the Heritage Lottery, has restored the park, creating a valuable green space for recreation and relaxation. A truly lovely park.

The 35 nominated parks in London & the East of England are listed below. If you do see your favourite park listed below, then make sure you vote to make it the UK's Best before the vote closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25th November!

Nominated Parks
Albert Road Recreation Ground
Albert Road Recreation Ground, N11 2AZ

The park is lively, it has a very good cafe, great tennis & basketball courts, table tennis tables and regular activities. Its a magnet for local people.

Aldersbrook Park
Aldersbrook Park, EN1 3JF

Aldersbrook Park is a much loved local park that has recently benefited from a £100k+ makeover. Facilities include, a new play area, table tennis tables, dog walking area, picnic area and a basketball hoop. All ages from the community use the park on a daily basis.

Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve
Aspal Close Local Nature Reserve, IP28 8BE

This site of natural beauty is home to many veteran oak trees and some rare species of plants and insects. It is a wonderful area of the Brecklands enjoyed by the whole community.

Barnard Adventure Playground
Barnard Adventure Playground, N1 0JH

Barnard Adventure Playground offers the chance to get adventurous! Get building! Get messy! Play with the elements! There are so many play opportunities available that range from outdoor games, den building, climbing tree towers, making arts and crafts, den building and much more! Supported by qualified Playworkers.

Battersea Park
Battersea Park, SW11 4PH

It is an oasis in London just minutes from the buzz of SW3 - it has everything a park could wish for! Glorious walking and cycle paths, river views, a zoo and playground for children, a gym and running track and tennis and cricket grounds for sportspeople... And beautiful trees of every kind. Divine.

Beckenham Place Park
Beckenham Place Park, BR3 5BP

It is a small piece of countryside in an urban area. A series of interlinking, varying landscapes including ancient woodland. Contains the only public 18 hole golf course in inner London which is totally inclusive, accessible and of historical importance. The park needs some TLC but is nevertheless a beautiful space.

Beddington Park
Beddington Park, SM6 7NN

A park that has something for everyone. Children's play area, BBQ's, tennis court, cafe, beautiful walks with river and flower beds. Carew Manor and historical church in the grounds. Wildlife centre.

Blythe Hill Fields
Blythe Hill Fields, SE6 4XJ

Beautiful fields with amazing views of London.

Broomfield Park
Broomfield Park, N13 4RB

It has everything: three ponds for ducks, remote control boats and meditating by, bandstand with summer concerts, grass for games, grass for picnics, community orchard and cafe, remains of Tudor house, conservatory, community orchard, bowls club, and is well used and loved.

Cape Adventure Playground
Cape Adventure Playground, N8 9EG

Cape Adventure Playground offers the chance to get adventurous! Get building! Get messy! Play with the elements! There are so many play opportunities available that range from outdoor games, den building, climbing tree towers, making arts and crafts, den building and much more! Supported by qualified Playworkers.

Cassiobury Park
Cassiobury Park, WD18 7HU

A beautiful park with 2 playgrounds, paddling pools, miniature railway, cafe, sports pitches, nature reserve, river, canal, woodland and lovely quiet areas and well worth a visit.

Chinbrook Meadows
Chinbrook Meadows, SE12 9TE

This is a wonderful park for families, sports enthusiasts and dog walkers. There is children's play area; a sports pavilion and an attractive boardwalk area. Volunteers kindly help maintain the park and there is a real sense of community spirit here. It's a place that brings people together.

Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Ground
Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Ground, BR7 5BG

The Rec is a community hub with a buzz. Loads of activities, sports & events, with a fabulous playground that brings people together. Woods to explore and an active Friends group making improvements on a daily basis from planting, litter & dog poo picking to a new pavilion. Friendly and inclusive.

Clissold Park
Clissold Park, N16 9HJ

The beautiful surroundings cater for all ages and all types of people. A great range of activity spaces for babies to teenagers; countryside animals; beautiful lakes and a gorgeous Manor House cafe! All on my doorstep. I love spending time there or just passing through. Grateful to the staff who keep it looking so pretty.

Cornwallis Adventure Playground
Cornwallis Adventure Playground, N19 4LP

Cornwallis Adventure Playground offers the chance to get adventurous! Get building! Get messy! Play with the elements! There are so many play opportunities available that range from outdoor games, den building, climbing tree towers, making arts and crafts, den building and much more! Supported by qualified Playworkers.

Gadebridge Park
Gadebridge Park, HP1 3AE

One of the largest and most diverse ecologically in the town. Provides ample open space for recreation and events. Includes, children's play area, crazy golf, bowling and a premature baby memorial garden and a walled flower garden.

King Henrys Walk Adventure Playground
King Henrys Walk Adventure Playground, N1 4NX

King Henry's Adventure Playground offers the chance to Get adventurous! Get building! Get messy! Play with the elements! There are so many play opportunities available that range from outdoor games, slime and gunge, den building, climbing tree towers, making arts and crafts, den building and much more! Supported by qualified Playworkers.

Locks Ride Recreation Ground
Locks Ride Recreation Ground, RG42 7NJ

Locks Ride is a jewel in the heart of Winkfield parish. A wonderful beach themed play area with splashpad, sand area, BBQ's & play equipment including trampoline, climbing nets, zip wires and also adult gym equipment. There are 2 football pitches and cricket is played throughout the summer months.

Mapledurham Playing Fields
Mapledurham Playing Fields, RG4 7EZ

Mapledurham Playing Fields provides valued space for all ages and interests including football, tennis, playground, dog walking, ecology, archaeology and a pavilion used by toddler groups, scouts, clubs and private functions. The numerous varied voluntary initiatives to enhance the facilities are testament to the extent to which it is appreciated.

Millennium Park, Steeple Aston
Millennium Park, Steeple Aston, OX25 4SF

Steeple Aston Millennium Park was constructed as a playground with grant funding and a lot of effort from locals and it is simply the best playground in Oxfordshire with visitors coming from miles around. The parish council recently installed a toilet which is unique for a rural playground and much appreciated by visitors.

Milton Country Park
Milton Country Park, CB24 6AZ

Wonderful to walk round in all weathers. Wild life which can be seen is awesome. Add the fact it is the venue of the Saturday park run too.

Nene Park
Nene Park, PE2 5UU

Great place to visit, so much to do for everyone, diverse landscape, well maintained & variety of things to see.

Nonsuch Park
Nonsuch Park, SM3 8AB

An oasis of open space, fresh air & sanity in suburban London, offering haven for wildlife, ramblers, runners dogwalkers & families. Many tree species flourish. It’s abutted by a children's play area in Cheam, boasts a lovely cafe in its centre and is simply a wonderful place to just be. It's an ancient site and once housed one of Henry VIII's palaces.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST

The park has brought much needed space to one of London's poorest neighbourhoods, in it communities now have a space to organise events, exercise and relax. The planting in the park is vibrant and exciting and the park is accessible and fun for all ages and abilities.

Queen's Wood
Queen's Wood, N10 3JP

Queen's Wood is an area of ancient woodland dating back to at least 1600, with the status of a statutory local nature reserve. It has a diverse range of trees, plants, birds and other forms of wildlife. Only 6 miles from the centre of London it is a marvellous place to relax in, away for the pressures of urban living.

South Hill Park
South Hill Park, RG12 7PA

Excellent park with small play area for children lake and woods to walk in. Also food available at a cost.

St Sepulchre's Cemetery
St Sepulchre's Cemetery, OX2 6EA

This closed Victorian cemetery (which has been awarded a Green Flag) is now a haven of peace just off a busy road, and is a treasure trove for local historians as well as nature lovers.

Stockwood Park
Stockwood Park, LU1 4LX

It's the jewel in Luton's crown, with a Discovery Centre, formal gardens, children's play grounds, museums, horses, golf, football rugby, wildlife ponds, mature trees and open spaces. We have bee hives, leisure gardens and a large athletics centre. It's the best and most beautiful place to be healthy and happy!

Three Corners Adventure Playground
Three Corners Adventure Playground, EC1R 0HU

Three Corners Adventure Playground offers the chance to get adventurous! Get building! Get messy! Play with the elements! There are so many play opportunities available that range from outdoor games, den building, climbing tree towers, making arts and crafts, den building and much more! Supported by qualified Playworkers.

Victoria Playing Field
Victoria Playing Field, AL1 5JJ

Victoria Playing Field is simply a fantastic green space used by all members of the local community. It provides a brilliant and beautiful green space in what is a fairly urban environment for everyone to enjoy. It really is a haven for folks. The playing field is a much loved community jewel!

Wardown Park
Wardown Park, LU2 7HA

Wardown Park, loved by the community, has benefited from investment with restoration of the suspension bridge; re-opened at a garden party in July 2015. There is a regular Parkrun each weekend and a fantastic wild flower research project looking at how these areas are of benefit to insects and bees.

Waterside Adventure Playground
Waterside Adventure Playground, N1 7FR

Waterside Adventure Playground offers the chance to get adventurous! Get building! Get messy! Play with the elements! There are so many play opportunities available that range from outdoor games, den building, climbing tree towers, making arts and crafts, den building and much more! Supported by qualified Playworkers.

The 18 nominated parks in the North of England are listed below. If you do see your favourite park listed below, then make sure you vote to make it the UK's Best before the vote closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25th November!

Nominated Parks
Avenham and Miller Parks
Avenham and Miller Parks, PR1 8JP

Avenham and Miller Parks are set in a beautiful valley landscape overlooking the River Ribble. These heritage parks are in Preston city centre yet remain a peaceful escape for people and a haven for nature. The Parks are cherished by local communities and enjoyed by visitors from across the UK and beyond.

Cuerden Valley Park
Cuerden Valley Park, PR5 6BY

650 acres of countryside that truly lift your spirits. Lots of landscapes to explore with a different view around each turn along the miles of pathways. Woods, fields, walled-orchard, ponds and a meandering river. History and nature rolled together. Quiet, peaceful, with plenty of family events throughout the year.

Debdale Park
Debdale Park, M18 7WY

Debdale Park has a fabulous play area, skate park, tennis courts, football pitch, pitch and putt, bowling green, visitors centre and community centre as well as two large reservoirs which are perfect for feeding the ducks. There is water sports centre too. It hosts events such as fireworks and funfairs.

Earlsheaton Community Playing Fields, Sands Lane
Earlsheaton Community Playing Fields, Sands Lane, WF12 8JZ

We LOVE our Sands Lane Playing Fields, uniting our communities and faiths of Dewsbury, together in Peace. It's the place our children happily learn and play together. It's where Grandparents and Grandchildren go making for future and sharing from past their precious memories together. Memories made and shared keep us together.

Elworth Park
Elworth Park, CW11 3BD

A once unused park is bringing life and community back into the village. In three years it's been transformed with new play equipment for up to 14 year olds; green space; sitting areas; and a "Friends Of" group that tends the gardens and organises events. A fantastic communal area.

Gregson Lane QEII Playing Fields
Gregson Lane QEII Playing Fields, PR5 0BD

The park is used by the whole community, the local village football and cricket teams, dog training club, the play area is very popular with all the local youngsters. Regular community events are held on the field with the annual Gala Day and Bonfire and Firework display being two of the most popular.

Halton Village Millennium Green
Halton Village Millennium Green, WA7 2AF

The Green brings the whole community together. It's entirely owned, managed and run by volunteers. We have planted a community orchard for foraging, there's a wildflower meadow with a maze, picnic benches, sculptures and even a community yarnbomb installation. We put on loads of free activities such as a fun day, Halloween ghost walk, bird box making workshops. Visit our website for testimonials.

Heaton Park
Heaton Park, M25 2SW

Park run; fabulous grounds; boating lake; cafes with great food helping to tackle youth unemployment; great spaces for picnics; petting farm; stunning Hall; amazing trees.

Highfield Road Park
Highfield Road Park, FY4 2DZ

Highfield Road Park in its centenary year, has become a true focus for the local community. All of whom enjoy using the open space for picnics; popular play areas for families, also children who attend local nurseries. Sports facilities used by all ages. A local park for everyone any age.

Meols Park
Meols Park, CH47 6AF

Following safety concerns in 2007 we formed a friends group, raised over £85,00 in 2 years and got ourselves a lovely and well used play area for the local community. We hold regular events in the Park and this has brought a slumbering community back to life. Its the meeting place for friends both young and old.

Mesnes Park
Mesnes Park, WA12 9TD

Opened to the public in 1927, Mesnes Park is set in the heart of Newton-le-Willows. The home to the annual Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park Bowling Club, the Park Rangers and Newton Heritage Trail, it is accessible to all. The park was expanded in the early 1990s and again in 2012.

Nuttall Park
Nuttall Park, BL0 9LR

Nuttall Park is a beautiful community park where everyone is able to enjoy colourful gardens, play equipment, sports and a Tea Room run by Friends of Nuttall Park. It is well used and respected. Nuttall Park was given to the people of Ramsbottom in 1928 and they are still able to enjoy fresh air and friendship in wonderful surroundings.

QEII Park View Playing Fields
QEII Park View Playing Fields, FY8 4JE

Community based caters for every age group. Amazing toddler area,skate/scooter and bike ramps and tracks as well as the usual swings and slides. Cafe,kitchen garden, sand and water play are and an Ecopod for educational purposes.

Roundhay Park
Roundhay Park, LS8 2HH

It is one of Europe's largest municipal parks, with two beautiful lakes, woodland walks, ample parking, various sports and leisure facilities, Tropical World and Chelsea Award Winning gardens. Most places are accessible to the disabled including cafes. It is truly uplifting to visit such peaceful beauty only a few miles from the city centre.

Sandringham Park
Sandringham Park, LS22 6PA

Sandringham Park is very special because it if fully inclusive to all. It has adult play equipment and lots of volunteers who clean it up and put on events like the big lunch. It has won 4 Green Flag Awards and Yorkshire in Bloom. We have lots of games and dog walkers every day and they pick up their dog poo.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Sewerby Hall and Gardens, YO15 1ED

Residents of Bridlington and surrounding areas and even visitors from abroad have loved this park through generations. There are many memories connected to this park weddings, christenings, picnics, play time, holidays, educational visits, charity support groups, and a long stranding relationship with Amy Johnson and recently exhibitions from Downton Abbey.

Silloth Green
Silloth Green, CA7 4AB

Silloth Green is located on the West Cumbrian Coast, with spectacular views across the Solway Firth. A sympathetic refurbishment of the Green was completed in 2012. Silloth Green has fun areas for children and families, refurbished heritage features, picnic areas and gardens, with events and festivals held throughout the year.

Stanley Park
Stanley Park, FY3 9HU

It is a Green Flag park and a designated conservation area which is Grade 2* on the national register of historic parks and gardens. It has all sports facilities and Bandstand events every summer Sunday. It is much loved, much used and kept in pristine condition.

Walton Hall Park
Walton Hall Park, L4 9XP

Walton Hall Park dates back to 1149 and plays a huge part in all our communities lives. It is brimming with wildlife and is very popular with residents and visitors and is our little piece of countryside in a very busy city.

West Park
West Park, DN14 6XB

West Park has 2 bowling greens, child's play area, band stand, skate and bike park and a beautiful cafe, lots of places to walk and friendly people who use the park.

The 10 nominated parks in Northern Ireland are listed below. If you do see your favourite park listed below, then make sure you vote to make it the UK's Best before the vote closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25th November!

Nominated Parks
Carnfunnock Country Park
Carnfunnock Country Park, BT40 2QG

Carnfunnock offers attractions for kids, woodland and coastal walks, year round facilities. I love it because it is the perfect mix of tended gardens and ancient woodland. The parks year round attractions and modern facilities complement the wild places very well. Its used daily by hundreds of people!

Diamond Jubilee Wood
Diamond Jubilee Wood, BT38 9JR

A living, lasting legacy to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as monarch, Northern Ireland’s only 'flagship wood’. 60,000 trees, community planted orchard, pond, wildflower meadows, picnic area and sculpture. Northern Ireland’s only 'Woollen Wood', bringing arts and environment together. Biodiversity Summer School runs each summer teaching families about local wildlife.

Dixon Park
Dixon Park, BT40 1QB

First opened in 1935, gifted to the people of Larne by Sir Thomas Dixon, a prominent local businessman and politician. Underwent a £1 million regeneration project in 2010 which restored the park to its original splendor, including a new bandstand, grand entrance gates, new play facilities and youth education centre.

Ecos Nature Park
Ecos Nature Park, BT43 7QA

An oasis of wildlife close to the heart of Ballymena town centre. 8km path across 220 acres of parkland that includes maturing woodland, peaceful lake and ponds, grazed meadows and hay meadows. Home to otters, breeding and migrating birds and a huge range of interesting plant life including rare Orchids.

Greenisland Play Park
Greenisland Play Park, BT38 8UX

Officially re-opened in May 2015 and enjoyed by the local community, the park has an extensive range of quality play equipment including climbing frames and swings. The park specifically included equipment designed for children with disabilities including a wheelchair friendly roundabout and a special full body support swing seat.

Marine Gardens
Marine Gardens, BT38 7DN

Re-opened in 2012 following a £1.3 million regeneration scheme and featuring a galleon ship at the centre of the play zone. Play Day, the National Day for Play, is held here each summer to celebrate children's right to play and to highlight the importance of play in children’s lives.

Ormeau Park
Ormeau Park, BT7 3GG

The oldest park in Belfast City, it has everything, from gentle walks to mountain biking trails, and a BMX track. Playgrounds, bandstand, football pitches and an orienteering course - this park has everything, within a city!

People's Park
People's Park, BT43 6JA

Featuring a well-equipped children's play area, tennis courts, bowling green, picnic areas and large lake, home to a range of wild ducks and geese. The site hosts Art in the Park and Music in the Park each summer and has a 'teddy toddle' walk, a safe walk for young children.

Riverwalk Park
Riverwalk Park, BT42 4JU

The park has a lovely setting, running alongside the Braid River in the picturesque village of Broughshane in Northern Ireland. The park has excellent disabled access, well maintained paths, green spaces, children's play park, wildfowl area and various quirky installations. The upkeep of the park is carried out by a local volunteer group.

Valley Park
Valley Park, BT36 6DN

At first glance, Valley Park may not appear exceptional. But what it may lack in appearance, it is in its tranquil atmosphere that solace is to be found. None more so than the kids (with their parents) who face cancer, who attend the hospice which adjoins and overlooks the park.

The nine nominated parks in Scotland are listed below. If you do see your favourite park listed below, then make sure you vote to make it the UK's Best before the vote closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25th November!

Nominated Parks
Belleisle Park
Belleisle Park, KA7 4DN

Belleisle Park is very special to our family. When they were young we were there every day. It's an extension of our garden and now they have grown they still visit when they come home. A beautiful park, lots of happy times.

Broomfield Playing Fields
Broomfield Playing Fields, KA18 1FB

This park is a gem in the area used by all local towns in the area for football, rugby and elderly young and fitness enthusiasts. It is about to be lost to a new super school and would be a terrible loss to the community.

Brynmill Park
Brynmill Park, SA2 0JQ

Brynmill Park is a special place, made so with assistance from a committed group of volunteers who deserve to have their efforts and park recognised. The park facilitates educational visits and events which contribute a great deal to the local and wider community and is integral in supporting social cohesion.

Coedbach Park
Coedbach Park, SA4 8LG

Coedbach Park deserves this award for the exceptionally strong community partnerships with a 'hands-on' approach that has transformed it. The 'friends' group, working in conjunction with key partners have created an area that is stunningly beautiful and affords outdoor activity for the whole of the community. It is truly exceptional.

Creigiau Recreation Ground
Creigiau Recreation Ground, CF15 9NF

Creigiau Recreation Ground is at the heart of our village life. Not only does it feature tennis courts, an adventure park, skate park, petangue area, pavilion, allotments, as well as cricket and football pitches, it also hosts our famous village carnival, which regularly attracts 1,500 people. To see Creigiau Recreation Ground awarded the title 'Best Park in the UK' would be incredibly special for everybody in the village.

Cuthill Park
Cuthill Park, EH32 9SL

It is a much-loved park with something for everyone. It has quiet areas for contemplation and views across the Forth through a free-to-use telescope as well as an exciting well equipped play area. It is home to various artwork and a geocache. The park is a venue for several community events.

Dawson Park
Dawson Park, DD5 1JX

Dawson Park has diverse sport facilities catering for many different tastes. Within Dawson Park is Duntrune Community Gardens, which is run by SAMH a mental health charity in partnership with the council who deliver a therapeutic horticulture programme, organic veg is grown and given away to the public.

Duthie Park
Duthie Park, AB11 7TH

Duthie Park in set in the heart of Aberdeen and is a hub of activity. Not only is it host to regular events for the city, but as the home of the Winter gardens, boating pond, vast green areas and the most outstanding kids play areas, this park is a great all rounder for a family day out.

Grangemoor Park
Grangemoor Park, CF11 0SR

It's a wonderful oasis for nature in an otherwise rather industrial landscape, and a great example of how nature can reclaim land.

Hogganfield Park
Hogganfield Park, G33 1AH

The park is a great place to visit with children's play areas and a 2km path around a large loch which is ideal for cycling and jogging. It's also a great place to spot and photograph wildlife, particularly Whooper Swans that fly from Iceland to spend the winter in Glasgow!

Jubilee Park & Nature Trail
Jubilee Park & Nature Trail, SA70 8RW

Jubilee Park East Williamston, Tenby is a community initiative - we have a wonderful play area, lots of space to walk, pick blackberries, enjoy the nature trails and it's all managed with volunteers.

Morgan Jones Park
Morgan Jones Park, CF83 3FD

The park has attained Green Flag status continuously for 11 years. A new community cafe has just opened up and the owners are working closely with Parks staff to make visiting even more of a pleasure. A well loved and beautiful place.

Pontcanna Fields
Pontcanna Fields, CF11 9LB

A beautiful space which is completely central in the city (and so very easily accessible) and yet big enough that everyone feels safe away from the roads. The park is enjoyed by all ages and groups and has its own events for children and adults to join in. A lovely cafe complements the park with a playground for children. A real pleasure to have in the local area.

Pringle Park
Pringle Park, TD7 4EQ

Pringle Park's a fab, exciting playpark for all ages which we've been waiting for forever!! It's a lovely area brilliant for spending a day. There are 3 playareas where I have great fun taking my nephew. It's run by the community, full of fun and laughter from children who use it.

Roath Park
Roath Park, CF23 5PG

It has something for everyone - a boating lake, botanic gardens, a conservatory, a lakeside cafe, recreation grounds for children, "wild" areas, an abundance of wildlife and a lovely walkway around the lake and gardens (popular with runners, walkers and dog walkers). A fantastic space, a stone's throw from the city centre.

Seaton Park
Seaton Park, AB24 1XQ

Seaton Park has something for everyone - a children's adventure playground, a fountain, beautiful planted gardens, football/rugby pitches, bordered by the River Don, walked garden, marshland/pond area with ducks. An all round park for all ages/interests.

The Bonc
The Bonc, CH7 6UQ

Great family place, especially after school - unbelievably popular with the local community.

The Range Adventure Playground
The Range Adventure Playground, EH52 6AP

The Range is run by and for the local community and offers THE BEST in facilities and activities for children and families. Constantly evolving, it continues to push the boundaries of play to excite participants of all ages and to create memories to last a lifetime.

The 19 nominated parks in the South of England are listed below. If you do see your favourite park listed below, then make sure you vote to make it the UK's Best before the vote closes at 5pm on Wednesday 25th November!

Nominated Parks
Bathampton Meadows
Bathampton Meadows, BA2 6TS

A short walk from bustling Bath, historic Bathampton Meadows are a haven of tranquility and breath-taking beauty. Nestled in the Avon Valley, with views spanning three villages and iconic Solsbury Hill, the Meadows are a popular green space, enjoyed by families, ramblers, dog-walkers, runners, cyclists and those seeking momentary peace.

Broadwater Park
Broadwater Park, GU7 3BH

The community make this park, whether it is the anglers around the lake, to the sports clubs, such a unqiue and special place with a really special feel and it has just been awarded a Green Flag.

Camer Park
Camer Park, DA13 0XT

Camer Park is a beautiful green open space with a wide variety of trees young and old. It is popular with adults, children and many dogs too! A great place to picnic, play or rest and relax!

Central Park
Central Park, DA1 1EU

Amazing park for all ages. Floral displays, play park, skate park, wonderful bandstand, cinema nights, events going on throughout the year and kept immaculate by the grounds men. Wonderful cafe catering for all. I cannot praise this park enough and deserves to win! I feel proud to visit this park as a Dartford resident.

Dunorlan Park
Dunorlan Park, TN2 3QN

This much loved park has everything - gardenesque historical area and features, wide variety of ornamental trees and shrubs and herbaceous borders as well as natural ecological meadows, hedgerows and ponds, event areas, a large lake with wildfowl and boats, a cafe a 'Head Gardener' and a very active Friends group.

Ellington Park
Ellington Park, CT11 9TL

Ellington Park is so special because it is an oasis of tranquility and beauty in the town of Ramsgate. The whole community is involved in improving this once neglected Park and together have funded benches, table tennis table, 3D art from tree stumps and a wildlife garden. We love it!

Epsom Common
Epsom Common, KT19 8NE

It is on the edge of Epsom and offers easy access to mature woods. Offers well managed cycle and footpaths. Ponds, good variety of species, kids friendly, low difficulty for any members of community. Has a church and few pubs on the side and multiple entry points.

Farnham Park
Farnham Park, GU9 OAU

Farnham Park is a fantastic place to take dogs for walks, relax with the family and has great views of Farnham and surrounding countryside. The brand new play area is fantastic for children and looks fabulous.

Gratton Play Area
Gratton Play Area, SO21 3LE

The Gratton Play area, recently refurbished is a wonderful focus for the village of Sutton Scotney. The community celebrates at every possible chance on this wonderful open space. Kid's play area, keep fit trail, football pitches, pavilion. The park is maintained by a troop of volunteers and is a really special place for this community.

Hamworthy Park
Hamworthy Park, BH15 4DJ

I love this park and have been going there for 61 years as a child and with my family, my daughter and her 4 children. Where else can you find such a space for play and a beach with views of the Purbeck Hills. The paddling is great for the small children and the playground, the beach is lovely all year round.

Hove Park
Hove Park, BN3 6LR

Spaces for fun, contemplation and sport. Lovely park.

Lady Neville Park
Lady Neville Park, SM7 2PF

This park gives local residents space to play football, netball walk dogs and had a lovely enclosed children's play area. The latter makes parents feel free to grab a coffee at the cafe which overlooks the play area. Are society is enriched by this park. We need to protect this park.

Longbrook Park
Longbrook Park, PO22 7AW

It's great for keeping fit, kids playground and close to the sea.

Packhorse Playing Field
Packhorse Playing Field, TA24 6SR

Lovely location well maintained. Lots of equipment lots of space local attractions for familys.

Phillips Memorial Park, Godalming
Phillips Memorial Park, Godalming, GU7 1HR

This is a tranquil area which is well maintained. The people in the village are very friendly and I always come away feeling energised.

Royal Victoria Country Park
Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5GA

Scenic, peaceful, attractive parkland, woodland and seashore overlooking Southampton Water. Watch the magnificent cruise liners go past and visit the chapel, all that remains of the military hospital which once stood on this site.

Simmons Park
Simmons Park, EX20 1NZ

A wonderful park full of different paths leading to various places -wonderful scenery and grounds - plenty of play areas - lots of good walking areas.

Southsea Common
Southsea Common, PO5 3PB

Massive informal space used for a massive variety of activities including football and cricket.

Stoneham Park
Stoneham Park, BN3 5HE

Stoneham Park is a small, busy park in the middle of a built up Victorian estate. Most houses have small gardens and the Park gives us a community area to use. It caters for all ages, and lots of people have grown up here and now take their children here.

Wedmore Playing Fields
Wedmore Playing Fields, BS28 4BS

My nomination - Wedmore Playing Fields as my favourite green space. So many people have benefitted and will continue to benefit from the new football pitches, cricket nets, MUGA, tennis courts and play area – the key to the future well-being from young to old – a big thumbs up from me.

Wonersh Common Sports Ground
Wonersh Common Sports Ground, GU5 0PG

Wonersh Common Sports Ground is a beautiful green space in the centre of the village, surrounded by trees and benches and ringed by Chinthurst and Barnett Hills. There are facilities for walking, running, playing cricket, stoolball or football and a well equipped playground with equipment suitable for toddlers to adults.

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Nominated Parks
Bute Park
Bute Park, CF10 3DX

It has everything, beautiful gardens, great cafes, huge areas where people just spend time together a real place for the community. Add the Castle and the River and it is perfect any time of year.