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photoblog image Gheluvelt Park in February 1of 5

Gheluvelt Park in February 1of 5

My Daughter Helen is lucky to have this park within a couple of hundred yards of her house. 

 

GHELUVELT Park has missed out on being crowned Best Park in the UK.

The Barbourne Park was one of three parks shortlisted in a nationwide search to find the country’s favourite local green space organised by charity Fields in Trust.

However, at an awards ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground in London tonight, Telford Town Park was named as the Best Park.

 

Councillor Andy Roberts, Worcester city council cabinet member for a clean, green and safe city, said: "Gheluvelt Park has always been a jewel in Worcester’s crown, boasting beautiful green areas, the fantastically popular Splashpad play area, an open air gym and a simply wonderful environment to relax and unwind in.

"Being named as one of the UK’s three best parks is a tremendous honour and a reflection of the fantastic work our staff, the Friends of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Trust do to ensure it continues to be an attraction to over 800,000 visitors every year.

"Next year, Worcester City Council plans to invest £250,000 in further improvements to this much-loved park.

 

Gheluvelt Park, which is owned by Worcester City Council, was nominated by the council because of its interactive water feature and its play area, as well as its well-maintained gardens and views of the River Severn. The third park on the shortlist was Duthie Park in Aberdeen.

Gheluvelt Park in February 1of 5

My Daughter Helen is lucky to have this park within a couple of hundred yards of her house. 

 

GHELUVELT Park has missed out on being crowned Best Park in the UK.

The Barbourne Park was one of three parks shortlisted in a nationwide search to find the country’s favourite local green space organised by charity Fields in Trust.

However, at an awards ceremony at Lord's Cricket Ground in London tonight, Telford Town Park was named as the Best Park.

 

Councillor Andy Roberts, Worcester city council cabinet member for a clean, green and safe city, said: "Gheluvelt Park has always been a jewel in Worcester’s crown, boasting beautiful green areas, the fantastically popular Splashpad play area, an open air gym and a simply wonderful environment to relax and unwind in.

"Being named as one of the UK’s three best parks is a tremendous honour and a reflection of the fantastic work our staff, the Friends of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Trust do to ensure it continues to be an attraction to over 800,000 visitors every year.

"Next year, Worcester City Council plans to invest £250,000 in further improvements to this much-loved park.

 

Gheluvelt Park, which is owned by Worcester City Council, was nominated by the council because of its interactive water feature and its play area, as well as its well-maintained gardens and views of the River Severn. The third park on the shortlist was Duthie Park in Aberdeen.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Feb 2016, 02:06
I suppose the puddle qualifies as an interactive water feature if folks feel they can chuck stones into it, Bill?
Bill Phillips: That would upset the Swans and ducks Ray
It does look very pretty - and I love the reflections of the trees!
Bill Phillips: A perfectly still day E.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Feb 2016, 05:22
Quel joli parc, j'aime beaucoup les reflets.
Bill Phillips: Yes the reflections are nice aren't they?
It certainly is a pretty park Bill! Shadows and reflections are beautiful here.
Bill Phillips: It is very popular and very close to Helen's house
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 29 Feb 2016, 07:00
What does "Gheluvelt" mean, Bill?
Bill Phillips: The battle of Gheluvelt (near Ypres) took place in 1914 and the 2nd Battalion of the Worcestershire regiment launched a counter attack which reversed a German breakthrough. It was said afterwards that the regiment saved the empire!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Feb 2016, 07:02
To have such a place that close, that is wonderful. I think the investment will pay off. have a nice walk and cure the dry thought with a pint of Guinness...
Wonderful picture.
Bill Phillips: A nice German wheat beer would be good too
Just think of the boys growing up in such a place, Bill. What a thrill, even if it didn't get top honors.
Bill Phillips: It is a great park to have close by. hopefully when they move it will not be too far away (They need 3 bedrooms!)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Feb 2016, 07:22
A very nice panorama
Bill Phillips: My reply to Chad gives technical details which I know he will appreciate.......not
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Feb 2016, 07:31
a wonderful playing ground for her two boys.
Bill Phillips: It certainly is Philine
Oh no, the modern art has ended and we're baking to this stuff. But wait, hang on a minuet, there is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel, all is not lost, Many's a true word spoken in jest, stranger things have happened at sea. Oh we're was I, oh yes, those terraced houses with the semi-detached extensions look great and the light on them is perfect.
Bill Phillips: I would have thought you would admire the technical effort that went into this. This is a panorama made up from 4 lots of multiple exposures tonemapped in photomatix pro and stitched in lightroom. (pauses for applause...none comes)
How lucky she is then. Your grandsons will be healthy and fit as a result. I went to a lovely splash pad area in a park in Saint John, New Brunswick when visiting with my daughter last summer.
Bill Phillips: I am looking forward to seeing Joseph in the splash pad in the summer
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Feb 2016, 11:03
With some people in this park, I am sure they would have won easily. No need to spend all that money.
Bill Phillips: It is usually quite busy. I just got lucky for long enough to take this
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Feb 2016, 14:43
It looks a lovely place Bill, what great tree reflections
Bill Phillips: It is Anne and is very handy for Helen's house
It certainly does look a fine park Bill, such an important thing in large towns and cities.
Bill Phillips: In any town Brian. We are lucky in Droiters that we have a couple of fine parks
I imagine that it is a well-used space!
Bill Phillips: It is well used Tom. This is only a part of it
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Feb 2016, 17:37
Being in the top three is no mean feat and I'm sure richly deserved. Let's hope that the £250K is not wasted on "improvements" which aren't!
Bill Phillips: I think the park is in safe hands. It is quite an asset.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Feb 2016, 20:54
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I think you should do more of these
Bill Phillips: So do I because they are wonderful

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