03 December 2020

UK's favourite Green Flag Award parks and green spaces revealed

During November, the public were invited to vote for their favourite park or green space and more than 59,000 people did just that.

The People’s Choice ten most popular UK parks and green spaces are:

  • Cassiobury Park, Watford
  • Hollycroft Park, Hinckley
  • Margam Park, Port Talbot
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
  • Strathaven Park, South Lanarkshire
  • Telford Town Park, Telford
  • University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
  • Valentines Park, Ilford
  • Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets
  • Warley Woods, Smethwick

In 2020, more people than ever have come to see the benefits of visiting our parks and green spaces.

For millions of us, they have been a lifeline; a place to meet friends and family safely or to escape to for some much-needed peace and quiet. Many have also discovered the joy of exercising outdoors.

With more people valuing our parks in a way that they never have before it is perhaps not surprising that tens of thousands of people took part in the vote to find the country’s ten favourite Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces.

The Green Flag Award scheme is the international quality standard for parks and green spaces and this year a record-breaking 2,061 achieved the award in the UK.

Commenting on the result, International Green Flag Award Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate our ten worthy winners and thank all the thousands of parks staff and volunteers across the country who have gone the extra mile this year to ensure our country’s parks and green spaces remain such fantastic places to escape to and enjoy.”

“We know how important  quality parks are to people of all ages in every corner of the UK  and so, for these parks, this public recognition of just how much they are loved and valued is a real achievement.”

The  favourite international parks and green spaces will be revealed next week.