National charity Fields of Trust has officially opened voting to determine the “UK’s Favourite Parks”, and Chester’s Grosvenor Park is one of the 364 nominees.
A public space, Grosvenor Park spans 20 verdant acres, overlooks the River Dee and is widely considered as one of Northwest England’s finest Victorian parks.
Nominated as a national favourite, Grosvenor will compete against other greenspaces in the county including Congleton Park and Sandbach Park, along with others from much further afield like Alice Park in Bath and Alexandra Park in Hastings. The park with the most votes will take the crown and become the 2022 winner.
The campaign was first launched back in 2015, but this year has seen a record number of nominations with people all over the country showing greater appreciation for their local greenspaces than in past years. While it took a hiatus during the pandemic, the campaign is back now, and every region of the UK has a park representing it on the 2022 list.
Statistics unearthed on behalf of the charity have shown that local parks are among the top five aspects impacting where people choose to live, beating other amenities likes pubs, theatres, libraries and restaurants. A total of 32% of respondents stated that having a greenspace or park in their local was of prime importance when making decisions to relocate.
Voting is open and those seeking to support Grosvenor Park have until next Thursday, August 18 to submit their vote.