It’s time to pick the nation’s favourite parks

This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 1,797 Green Flag Awards to the UK's very best parks and green spaces. The scheme is now asking the public to vote for their favourites.

Help find the nation's favourite parks by voting in the People's Choice Awards.

South Somerset District Council celebrated receiving a trio of Green Flag Awards for their countryside sites earlier in July including Chard Reservoir, Ham Hill Country Park and Yeovil Country Park.

To vote:

  • Visit www.greenflagaward.org
  • Open up the 'Which is your favourite park?' link
  • Select your country/region on the interactive map
  • Find your favourite park or green space, click 'more details'
  • Click the 'vote for this site' button

To vote for one of SSDC's site, simply click on your choice below and then click 'Vote for this Site':

Voting opens 1 September and closes 30 September, with the top 10 winning sites being announced on 11 October. Once you've voted, why not encourage others to get involved too.

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award manager said, "Following the huge success of #LoveParks Week, the People's Choice Award is another chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now."

Last year saw tens of thousands of people voting for their favourite park, with winners coming from all across the UK, from London to Lanarkshire.

Andy Lee, Urban Green Spaces Manager from Rotherham Council, whose Clifton Park was among the 2016 top 10 said, "Being a People's Choice winner has given Rotherham something amazing to shout about, it gives staff and residents something to be proud of.

"Knowing that people have taken their time to vote for Clifton Park means that we are doing our job right, giving visitors what they want from their park and that what we do is appreciated. The People's Choice Award shows how much our visitors value parks and it helps to secure future investment."

Councillor Sylvia Seal, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said, "All three SSDC owned sites fully deserved their Green Flag Awards again this year and we believe our sites are some of the best in the country. If you agree with us and want to see Chard Reservoir, Ham Hill County Park or Yeovil Country Park named Park of the Year, don't forget to vote online".