Grangemouth's Zetland Park has been nominated for the UK’s Favourite Park award and needs your vote to win.
Zetland Park is one of 364 parks and green spaces in the running to scoop the accolade – organised by green space charity Fields in Trust – of being a local favourite, national favourite or take the overall crown of UK’s Favourite Park 2022.
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The Park has undergone a £2.5 million regeneration project in recent years, with improvements including:
- an inclusive play area and pump track for wheeled sports
- transformation of the pond and rose garden
- construction of a performance space and the
- repair and conservation of the park’s historic fountain and war memorial
The work has been supported by of a range of funders, including Falkirk Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund as well as fantastic community support primarily through Friends of Zetland Park.
Pictured: the revamped play area in Zetland Park
Nominations for UK’s Favourite Park 2022 represent the many different ways people enjoy green spaces, each valued by its local community.? Parks have been nominated by people who love to walk, run, cycle, relax, picnic, walk the dog and play with their children in the UK’s parks.
Public voting will determine local favourites as well as the national favourite park in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Voting for the UK's Favourite Park award closes at noon on Thursday 18 August.
You can find out more about the Zetland Park Regeneration Project on their Facebook page: Zetland Park Regeneration Project
Leader of Falkirk Council, Councillor Cecil Meiklejohn said:
"Zetland Park is a real asset for Grangemouth's communities and holds a special place in the hearts of people young and old.
"Much work has gone into the park in recent years, and it is truly special to see Zetland nominated for the UK's Favourite Park award.
"It's testament to the hard work of the Zetland Park Regeneration Project and the Friends of Zetland Park, and the unwavering support from our partners, so our thanks must go to them.
"Now Zetland Park needs our votes, and I would encourage everyone to do so on the Fields in Trust website."
Tom Brown, Chair of the Friends of Zetland Park said: “We are so pleased to see our park being nominated for this award, the park has been transformed into one in which we can re-establish our pride and pleasure. We encourage everyone to support this nomination and to vote for Zetland Park.”
Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: “Our nation’s parks have been so important during the pandemic, and it is vital that we celebrate them to help ensure they are protected for future generations.”