TWO Torbay parks have been named in a vote for the nation's favourite.
Youngs Park in Paignton and Tessier Gardens in Torquay are among a record breaking number of parks and green spaces that people can vote for in a search to find the nation's favourite.
The parks have retained their Green Flags in recognition of high standards and of how well they are promoted to encourage people to use them.
The annual People's Choice Award, managed by Keep Britain Tidy, gives the public the power to decide which one of 1,448 sites should be named park of the year with an online vote.
Bay Cllr Jeanette Richards, whose portfolio includes parks and open spaces, said: "We have some wonderful parks across the Bay, and Youngs Park and Tessier Gardens fully deserve their prestigious Green Flag status.
"I would encourage the many people who enjoy these parks to take the time to go online and vote for them."
Details of how to vote can be found on the website www.greenflagaward.org.uk
The vote will close at midday on 1 October and the winner of the 2013 People's Choice will be announced on October 9 at a ceremony in London.
All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual People's Choice Award vote, which last year saw thousands of votes recorded and resulted in the crowning of Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets as the People's Choice.