PENRHOS Coastal Park in Holyhead has been named the “UK’s Favourite Park 2022”.
Led by green space charity, Fields in Trust, the competition saw 364 parks nominated by those who use and love them.
Following a summer-long campaign that spotlighted the importance of having accessible green spaces in our communities, the Holyhead park garnered the most votes.
More than 30,000 people cast their vote for their favourite park.
Attracting close to 100,000 visitors each year, the 200-acre Penrhos Coastal Park has everything from beaches to woodland walks, and is extremely popular with both residents and tourists alike.
With a rich history dating back to 1553, the green space is also home to original Tudor-era buildings.
Chief executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths, said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce that Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead has been voted as the UK’s Favourite Park 2022 by those who use and love it.
“It is clear that this park is a very special place to a lot of people, and we are thrilled to officially crown it the UK’s favourite.
“We’ve had a fantastic response to the competition from all across the UK and I’d like to thank everyone who nominated and voted for parks over the past few weeks.”
To find out more about the “UK’s Favourite Parks” award and the work that Fields in Trust conducts, visit: www.fieldsintrust.org/favourite-parks.