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Green Flag Award parks and green spaces voted best in the UK

05 December 2016

Green Flag Award parks and green spaces voted best in the UK

Fields In Trust protect vital open spaces all across the UK.  From sports pitches to children's playgrounds, bicycle trails to country parks and make sure that all kinds of outdoor spaces are safeguarded forever

Each year they run a competition to find the countrys bext park and we are delighted to announce the winner in each UK country and the overall UK winner is a holder of a Green Flag Award.

Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire has been named UK's Best Park 2016 at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on 30th November. The evening also saw nine other awards given out as Fields in Trust celebrated the achievements of individuals and organisations who have worked over the last year to ensure that everyone has access to protected outdoor recreational space.

Rouken Glen Park was named UK's Best Park after a search to find the country's favourite local green space. The East Renfrewshire park won the public vote ahead of three other shortlisted local green spaces to take the 2016 title. A total of 214 parks across the UK were nominated by park users with over 10,000 votes cast in the search to find the nation's favourite.

Castle Gardens in Antrim, Pontypool Park in Torfaen and Preston Park Rockery in Brighton had also been in the running for UK's Best Park and were named the best park in Northern Ireland, Wales and England respectively at the Awards Ceremony.

Green Flag Award Manager Paul Todd said: "we are delighted that each of the winners also holds a Green Flag Award. We congratulate all the Fields In Trust winners and would encourage Green Flag Award sites to seek protection by Fields In Trust to ensure our parks and green spaces are available for future generations."