The jewel in Matlock’s crown is one of 2,228 parks and green spaces around the world already awarded a Green Flag by the Keep Britain Tidy charity - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.
Now, to celebrate the UK’s fantastic parks, the public is being asked to vote for their favourite award-winning parks – and details of all the Green Flag Award winners can be found at www.greenflagaward.org
Vote for Hall Leys Park here.
Voting is now open and closes on November 25, with the top ten winning sites announced in December.
Councillor Garry Purdy, Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, which owns and maintains Hall Leys Park, said:
“Only last month Hall Leys was awarded a Green Flag for a 13th consecutive year, which is a massive tribute to our Clean & Green Team's work throughout the 30 parks and gardens we maintain across the Derbyshire Dales.
"Throughout the year Hall Leys Park looks absolutely beautiful and we know it has been a peaceful retreat for so many people during the continuing Covid pandemic - so please give it your vote.
"As a council we are also committed to getting Green Flag recognition for other parks and gardens we operate, including the fabulous Bath Gardens in Bakewell and Ashbourne Recreation Ground, where important upgrades are happening."
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award manager for Keep Britain Tidy, said:
“This year, probably more than ever, we have all come to understand the importance of our precious parks and green spaces and to value those that have been a lifeline for us in difficult times.Last year saw tens of thousands of people voting for their favourite parks, with winners coming from around the world including The Netherlands, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Germany and of course the UK where the Award originated and which boasts the most Green Flag Award winners of any country.
“The People’s Choice Award is your chance to show how much your favourite park means to you. Make your voice heard and vote now.”