One of the city’s most popular parks has scooped a prestigious award.
Following a public vote that saw over 36,000 ballots cast, Roundhay Park has achieved ‘Much loved’ status in Fields in Trust’s UK Best Park 2019 competition. Running over the summer months as part of a competition that saw over 364 parks and green spaces across the UK nominated, Roundhay Park was placed within the top 20% of all nominations UK-wide. These awards celebrate the UK’s very best parks and green spaces, and the hard work and love that is undertaken to care for them.
On hand to officially take delivery of a special certificate from Fields in Trust marking the accolade in the gardens of Tropical World, was Leeds City Council’s executive board member for environment and active lifestyles, Cllr Mohammed Rafique, and members of the Friends of Roundhay Park.
Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said:
“We are absolutely delighted and very proud that Roundhay Park has received ‘Much Loved’ status in the Fields in Trust UK Best Park 2019 awards.
“To see Roundhay Park placed within the top 20% of all nominations UK-wide is a wonderful achievement, and is recognition of what a truly fantastic green space it is for people of all ages. An incredible amount of work is undertaken every day to ensure that Roundhay Park is looking amazing. I would personally like to thank members of our council’s parks team for their hard work, and also the local friends of group for their tremendous support and contribution.”
Notes to editors:
To find out more about the Fields in Trust’s awards, please see: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/News/your-votes-name-yorkshire-and-the-humbers-best-parks.
Fields in Trust:
Fields in Trust is an independent charity with over 90 years’ experience protecting parks and green spaces. We work with landowners, community groups and policy makers to champion the value of our parks and green spaces to achieve better protection for their future at both local and national level. For more information, please see: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/
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