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Rouken Glen UK success

Green Flag Award winning Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire has been named the UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 .

Congratulations to everyone at Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire on being named as UK’s Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016 at the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

Rouken Glen Park was one of four parks from across the UK that were shortlisted from a total of 214 parks nominated by members of the public. Over 10,000 votes were cast leading up to the Awards Ceremony, showing just how important our green spaces are to us.

Rouken Glen Park is a rich mixture of grassland, meadow, glen and woodland, meaning there's always somewhere exciting to explore. Nominator Katy Green said it is 'a place for people and nature'.

Fields in Trust is a national charity whose mission is to ensure that everyone - young or old, able-bodied or disabled and wherever they live - should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. The Awards ceremony celebrated the work that is going on across the country and included Glasgow City Council being named as Fields In Trust Local Authority of the Year and Coronation Gardens in East Dunbartonshire being recognised for their work to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I.

Rouken Glen Park is also one of 70 parks and green spaces in Scotland that have achieved a Green Flag Award. Green Flag Award is the benchmark of a quality park or green space and is applicable for a variety of managed green spaces including town parks and play spaces, country parks and cemeteries and applications for 2017 are now open.

01 December 2016

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