With more than 800 green spaces, including 95 parks and playgrounds across the city, Sheffield City Council is urging residents to vote for their favourite Sheffield park in the Green Flag People’s Choice Award, with nominations open until 30 September.

Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe and its parks are well loved and well used by residents in all communities.

With 15 Green Flag Award-winning parks, more than any other authority in Yorkshire and the Humber, people in the city can now vote for one of them to be People’s Choice 2016.

And as this year is the 20th Anniversary of the Green Flag award, for the first time the 10 parks across the country with the most votes will make up the People’s Choice Top Ten.

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “We are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors here in Sheffield, but I know that everyone will have their favourites.

“Whether it’s a stroll through Manor Fields Park, a picnic in Norfolk Heritage Park, splashing around in Millhouses Park or the Peace Gardens, or kicking up the leaves in Ecclesall Woods, our parks are treasured throughout the city.

Manor Fields Park
Manor Fields Park

“With 15 Green Flag-awarded parks to choose from, in areas throughout the whole city I know that together we can make the top 10 list and encourage more people to visit us and enjoy spending time here in our beautiful parks here in The Outdoor City.”

Sheffield’s Green Flag-awarded parks are:

Devonshire Green, Ecclesall Woods, Firth Heritage Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Meersbrook Park, the Peace Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, the Winter Garden, Wheata Woods, Wyming Brook Nature Reserve, Millhouses Park, Weston Park, Tinsley Green, Manor Fields Park and the Cholera Monument Grounds and Clay Wood.

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People can vote for their People’s Choice park up to noon on 30 September, on the Green Flag website – more details about the award can be found at

The top ten winning parks will be announced in October.