UK-wide green space charity, Fields in Trust, has launched a campaign to find the UK's Best Park.
The competition is open to all public green spaces across the UK through an online nomination at www.fieldsintrust.org/best-park
Having first been awarded in 2015, the UK's Best Park Award returns this year in a new summer time-slot which sees it form part of Fields in Trust's 'Summer of Parks'.
Chairman of Trustees at Fields in Trust, Tim Phillips, said, "Parks and green spaces are not simply nice to have, they are a necessity for healthy happy communities, positively impacting on a range of key wellbeing issues from physical and mental health to social cohesion."
"This Award recognises the vital role that local parks play in our neighbourhoods, bringing people together and creating places for play, sport and the enjoyment of nature; places that should be protected for everyone. We want to celebrate these much-loved green spaces and invite all park users to vote for their favourite."
Nominations for the UK's Best Park open as Fields in Trust publish new research. The Green Space Index reveals that over 2.5 million people across Great Britain live more than ten-minutes-walk from their nearest park or green space.
The charity has developed the Green Space Index which, for the first time, uses new Ordnance Survey data to comprehensively analyse park and green space provision across Great Britain.