Poole Park and Upton Country Park have both been nominated for the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2017 Award.
The UK’s Best Park Award gives the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite local green spaces before voting closes on Friday 3 November.
After the public voting has finished, the top park in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be shortlisted before the winner is announced at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground on 29th November.
For those who enjoy spending time in lots of different parks and outdoor areas, the awards allow people to submit more than one vote.
Vote for Poole Park and Upton Country Park for the UK’s Best Park Award 2017.
Located on the western edge of Poole, and bequeathed to the Borough in the 1950’s, Upton Country Park consists of a Grade II* listed, Georgian-style mansion house with beautiful formal gardens, parkland, woodland, agricultural land, and a shoreline that borders Holes Bay Nature Park, an internationally recognised Ramsar site.
Poole Park is a 110 acre Victorian Park located in the centre of Poole. Facilities within the park include two children's play areas, tennis courts, a bowling green, external gym equipment, miniature golf, a miniature railway and a 21 hectare sea-water boating lake.
Councillor John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Parks and Open Spaces, Borough of Poole, said: “We are delighted that Poole has had two of its beautiful parks nominated for the fantastic Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park Award. I would like to thank all staff, volunteers and residents who keep our parks looking so beautiful and make them such enjoyable places to spend time. I would encourage everyone to vote for both of these wonderful open spaces, and I look forward to the results in late November!”
Fields in Trust protects and champions parks and green spaces for communities to enjoy. Since being founded in 1925, Fields in Trust have protected over 2,700 sites, including playgrounds, playing fields, and formal and informal parkland totalling 30,000 acres of land across the UK.