Beaumont Park in Huddersfield has won a coveted national award.

The popular park is one of just 70 parks and green spaces from across the UK to achieve “Local Favourite” status in the Fields in Trust coveted UK’s Favourite Parks 2022 award.

Hundreds of residents voted for Beaumont Park in the Favourite Parks Award – proving what a much-loved asset it is to the Kirklees community.

The park, which is looked after by Kirklees Council, with support from volunteers, recently kept its green flag status and is a hugely popular place to visit.

Clr Will Simpson, Cabinet member for culture and greener Kirklees, said: “Thank you to all who nominated Beaumont Park for this prestigious award. The accolade is testament to the hard work and commitment of the council officers and Friends of Beaumont Park volunteers who do so much to keep the park looking beautiful all year round.”

The UK’s Favourite Parks award is organised by green space charity Fields in Trust who, for almost 100 years, have legally protected parks and green spaces ensuring they will always be available for future generations to enjoy.

With more green spaces nominated in 2022 than ever before, the campaign has illustrated how appreciation of our local parks has grown since the pandemic.

In total, over 30,000 people across the UK voted for their favourite park and Penrhos Coastal Park in Holyhead, Wales, has emerged as the overall winner and UK’s Favourite Park 2022.

Chief executive of Fields in Trust, Helen Griffiths, said: “We’ve had a fantastic response to the celebration of our parks from all across the UK and I’d like to thank everyone who nominated and voted over the summer. The UK is home to such a diverse range of green spaces, and we hope that this award has encouraged people to truly appreciate their local parks.”