Keep Britain Tidy reveals nation's 10 most popular parks

After a month of voting, ten Green Flag Award-winning parks have been revealed as the public's favourites in this year's People's Choice contest.

Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace

The winners are: Alexandra Park (Alexandra Palace Charitable Trust), Arlington Square Gardens (Arlington Association), Clifton Park (Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council), Elsecar Park and Local Reservoir Nature Reserve (Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council), Margam Park (Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council), Millennium Country Park (Forest of Marston Vale Trust), Mote Park (Maidstone Borough Council), Strathaven Park (South Lanarkshire Council), Victoria Park (London Borough of Tower Hamlets) and Warley Woods (Warley Woods Community Trust).

The Green Flag Award is managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

International Green Flag award manager Paul Todd said: "The Green Flag Awards are judged every year by an army of more than 800 volunteer judges, but the People’s Choice is the public’s opportunity to vote for their favourite parks and it is wonderful that more than 30,000 people have done just that this year as the scheme celebrates its 20th anniversary.

"Winning a Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work of local authorities and the managers of public green space up and down the country along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers. More than 1,700 parks this year are flying the Green Flag Award and the People’s Choice Award shows them just how much that hard work is appreciated by the public.

"The People’s Choice Award also shows that communities value all their green space, not just traditional parks." 

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