A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Whether your favourite way to enjoy your local green space is a game of tennis at Albert Road Recreation Ground; enjoying the community festival FinsFeste in Finsbury Gardens; a moment of quiet solitude in the Myddleton Road Community Garden visiting the busy centre of volunteer activity in Broomfield Park; the jazz picnic in Woodside Park; or the majestic views from Alexandra Park you can decide why your favourite place is worthy of the title.
Nominate your favourite local green space and - in no more than 50 words - explain what makes the space so special and worthy of the Award. You can also upload a photo. You have until 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th November to nominate. Shortlisted parks will be displayed online and put to a public vote The UK's Best Park will be revealed at the Fields in Trust Awards on Wednesday 2nd December.
It's impossible to do justice to Broomfield Park in 50 words, so I did this instead -
When the bandstand bellows out summer blues
We stretch on the grass with a glass of booze
And we sing
Over a red-leaf carpet when the weather is foul
We hug our coffee below the wooden owls
And we sip
When ice freezes over the terraced ponds
We see in their mirror the geese and swans
And we sit
When the fairground settles on last spring’s grooves
Carved horses gallop on painted hooves
And we spin
When night-time falls over Broomfield Park
We shed inhibitions in the velvet dark
And we sin
Michael - this is excellent ... you should definitely nominate Broomfield Park in the national awards
... I don't think any of the other nominated parks have inspired poerty!
Remind me never to take Hastings for a late night walk in Broomfield Park!
One photo wouldn't do justice to Broomfield Park, so here are several I took on my last visit -
This park evidently has a multitude of uses. Her'e the Director's Cut version of the "Hounds of Hell" as part of the build up to the next ..
With thanks to thanks to all at Streetz Ahead and Morrisons PG
Albert Road Rec. and Broomfield Park are our local contenders for the award - along with 120 other green spaces across the UK.
It's a simple process to vote online at the Fields in Trust website. Vote for your chosen park and encourage your friends and neighbours to do the same ...so we can celebrate our local outdoor spaces and the amazing volunteers who work so hard to make them great places to enjoy.