Published: Tuesday, 30th July 2019
The Walks in King’s Lynn is a contender for the title of the UK’s best park.
Home of Red Mount chapel, Guannock Gate, band stand and much more, The Walks is a popular part of King’s Lynn.
Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Leader and cabinet portfolio holder of culture, heritage and health at The Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk said: “The Walks is a beautiful green space in King’s Lynn that regularly hosts community activities including the popular weekly Park Run and live music at the band stand.
"Guided tours are available of the Red Mount chapel which is skirted with a winding stream. The Walks is also home to a multi-use games area (muga), parkour area, children’s play area, nursery, a church and hosts the popular Fawkes in the Walks and King’s Lynn Pride events.
“The plant beds are always full of colour and it’s a calm space in town. It has already won the Green Flag Award and it would be wonderful for the Walks to receive more national recognition. I would urge people to vote.”
Helen Griffiths, the Chief Executive of the charity The Fields in Trust, who organise the award, said: "Our parks and green spaces are a vital part of UK community infrastructure.
"We know that they provide benefits to the physical health, mental well-being and community connections for people that use them, so we are delighted to see a record number of nominations for the UK's Best Park award and it is encouraging to see so many people organising picnics with neighbours to celebrate how much they love their local park."
The winner will be announced in mid-September.