A BARNSLEY park has been voted one of the ‘Nation’s Favourite Park’ after winning a public vote.

Elsecar Park picked up the prestigious title of ‘Nation’s Favourite Park’ along with ten other finalists from across the UK. The award, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, aims to find the best Green Flag parks in the UK – a status given to exceptionally high-quality green public spaces.

Elsecar Park retained the Green Flag earlier this year for the eleventh time and was up against more than 1,883 UK parks and green spaces pick up this latest award.

The park will receive a banner to display in recognition of their fantastic achievement.

Friends of Elsecar Park said: “This is absolutely brilliant news and well deserved. The park is a lovely place regardless of season and those involved work hard to maintain and enhance its facilities offering something for anyone that visits.”