--- Thu 06 Sep 2018 updated: Tue 11 Sep 2018
We all have a favourite park and now’s the time to vote for yours.
Vote for your favourite park and show how the UK loves parks.
The experts have had their say and in July 1,883 parks and green spaces in the UK were given a prestigious Green Flag Award.
Now, the Award Scheme is asking the nation to have its say and decide which parks and green spaces should receive the People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites.
Whether you enjoy visiting a park or green space to play football, walk the dog, exercise or simply get away from the hustle and bustle, if you think your favourite deserves to be in the top 10 People’s Choice then cast your vote.
All you have to do is go to www.greenflagaward.org, find your park on the winners map and click the voting button. Once you’ve registered your vote, why not encourage others to get involved too through social media using the hashtag #PeoplesChoice.
Voting opens 1 September and closes 30 September, with the top 10 sites being announced on 16 October.
Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Manager said: "This year 1883 parks and green spaces met the tough standards demanded by our Green Flag Award Judges but we want to know which parks the UK public love the most.
The People’s Choice award is a chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. If it’s worth shouting about, make your voice heard and vote now.”
Paul Rabbitts Head of Parks, Open Spaces & Projects whose Cassiobury Park was among the top 10 winners last year said:
“Cassiobury Park is often referred to as the jewel in our crown here in Watford. We are immensely proud of it and we truly believe it is one of the finest parks in the country and are delighted it was voted as one of the top ten parks last year. We will certainly be hoping it is as popular again this year”
Last year’s top 10 People’s Choice winners were:
- Arlington Square Gardens-Arlington Association
- Cassiobury Park-Watford Borough Council
- Clifton Park-Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
- Margam Park-Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
- Millennium Country Park-Forest of Marston Vale Trust
- Saltwell Park-Gateshead Council
- Strathaven Park-South Lanarkshire Council
- The Wilderness Lake Porthcawl-Bridgend County Borough Council
- Warley Woods-Warley Woods Community Trust
- Whiteknights-University of Reading