Roath Park has been nominated in a Fields In Trust competition to find the UK’s Best Park. The winner will be chosen by public vote.
Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire, said:
“Cardiff is a true city of parks with more green space per head than any other UK Core City but ever since Roath Park opened to the public in 1894 it’s been one of the city’s most popular parks.”
“One of Cardiff’s 10 green flag sites, its boating lake, rose gardens, champion trees, very own rainforest in the Conservatory, as well as its sports facilities, playgrounds and wild gardens make Roath Park a real jewel in the city’s crown.”
Last year over 10,000 people voted in the award which saw Telford Town Park in Shropshire awarded the title of UK’s Best Park.
14 other Welsh parks have been nominated including:
Pentyrch Rugby Club
Bedwellty House and Park
Belle Vue Park
Jubilee Park and Nature Trail
Parc Bryn Bach
Porthkerry Country Park
Voting is open until 5pm on Wednesday 9th November. To vote, go to: http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/wales