We are delighted that Parkinson’s Park has been nominated for Fields in Trust UK’s Favourite Parks 2022! This is a Nationwide public vote to find the Parks and Green Spaces that have made a valuable contribution to their local community whilst acting as a sanctuary over the past few years.

We are one of 364 Parks and Green Spaces to have been nominated, and the vote will decide local and national favourites. From the favourites one will get the top accolade of being the UK’s Favourite Park 2022.

If Parkinson’s Park has contributed to your wellbeing you can show your support by voting for us online before Thursday 18th August 2022 at…/nominat…/parkinsons-park

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said:

Our nation’s parks have been so important during the pandemic, and it is vital that we celebrate them to help ensure they are protected for future generations. Without urgent action, Britain’s public green space is set to decrease, putting more pressure on fewer green spaces to support the health and wellbeing of communities, now and in the future. Our children and grandchildren deserve to have the same access to green space that we do, so we need to act before it’s too late.

It is within the powers of our local leaders to protect our green spaces and after the pandemic this is a significant moment to change the way we think about the contribution local green spaces make to our health, our wellbeing, our environment, and ultimately our futures.

Nominations for UK’s Favourite Park 2022 represent the many different ways people enjoy green spaces, each valued by its local community. Parks have been nominated by people who love to walk, run, cycle, relax, picnic, walk the dog and play with their children in the UK’s parks. Public voting will determine local favourites as well as the national favourite park in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. These four will be shortlisted with the overall UK’s Favourite Park announced over the August Bank Holiday.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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