Three parks in Worcester have been nominated by members of the public as being the best in the UK – and now everyone has an opportunity to vote for one of them in a nationwide competition organised by Fields in Trust (www.fieldsintrust.org).
Fort Royal Park (WR5 2DJ), Gheluvelt Park (WR1 3EY) and the Diglis Field & Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve (WR5 3DH), which are all maintained by Worcester City Council, are in the running for the title of UK’s Best Park: as voted by you.
Voting is now open and only takes a few seconds. Make sure you cast your vote before 5pm on Friday 3 November.
The winner will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29 November.
“It is fantastic that three of our parks have been nominated as best UK park this year, and is a real testament to the variety and popularity of our green open spaces in Worcester,” said Cllr Alan Feeney, Vice Chair of the Environment Committee at Worcester City Council.
“Our parks are some of the city’s most precious assets, giving people of all ages the opportunity to exercise and socialise - as well as being tranquil havens for peace and reflection.”
The nominations read as follows:
Diglis Field & Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve
It's loved by locals for its unspoiled appearance and the variety of activities available. The nature reserve is a very special place whilst the playing fields are a haven for sports, dog walkers and children playing. It's home to a miniature railway and offers traffic-free routes into the city.
Fort Royal Park
Fort Royal Park is Worcester’s hidden gem, giving spectacular views. It is loved by Civil War historians, children playing, gardeners, bird watchers and dog walkers. There is no finer place to escape city noise and watch the sunset, meet friends or celebrate special events.
An extensive, almost rural, park, not far from the city centre and running down to the River Severn. It has a splash pool for kids, tennis courts and an environmental centre, powered by deep core geo-heating of water, with cafe and meeting room in old water treatment buildings.
About Fields in Trust
Fields in Trust is the only national charity that protects the parks, playing fields and playgrounds that you love. Founded in 1925 by King George V, we currently protect over 2,500 outdoor recreational sites from development.