We are the World Cup Champions of South London Parks! Crystal Palace Park is South London’s favourite park in the Cup of Parks tournament, after WEEKS of heats involving 32 parks and quarter finals and semi finals… Crystal Palace Park won the World Cup Finals on August 8th against Tooting Common!
MORE THAN 10,000 VOTED FOR CRYSTAL PALACE IN THE 24 HOURS FINALS! WITH 16,876 VOTING WORLDWIDE!
HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who voted, and all community groups, all the park an NSC groups, and friends and families and traders from all around Crystal Palace and Penge and locally and across London and worldwide… and thank you to all the epic CPFC supporters here and abroad who joined in too… for ONE LOVE for CRYSTAL PALACE PARK!
So many people to thank in the World Cup campaign journey… especially the amazingly dedicated twitter stars at @cpdinosaurs and @cpfunrunners and ShopSE19 and @CrystalPalacePK and @cpp_friends and @CPFestivalUK and local many more local heroes and our local cross border MPs (for added finals boost), all the Palace supporters, and special thanks for Penge’s Stitch to Stitch who converted a concept into campaign (and now Champion) T-Shirts overnight!
CRYSTAL PALACE has won not just any cup… its a World Champions Cup of South London Parks! Crystal Palace can proudly claim they are South London’s favourite park 2020!
But… Crystal Palace supporters came back stronger and faster on Saturday morning… to win by 61.4%.
Overall, this World Cup journey was summed up by @CupOfParks and the board of the governing body here at the Federation dé South London Parks Association…
The World Cup Flag for CP Park!
AT LAST! We have worthy flag to create… to hoist high and proud at the top of Crystal Palace Park, by Vicars Oak meeting place. WATCH THIS SPACE for a mini flag pole restoration project and flag design event!
The World Cup Champions Journey!
17th July 2020 – Early Rounds – Dulwich Pk v’s Crystal Palace Pk
3rd August 2020 – Semi Finals – Brockwell Pk v’s Crystal Palace Pk
7th August 2020 – The Finals – Crystal Palace v’s Tooting Common
Special Mention Goes To…
Goes to Streatham Common for their Semi Finals against Richmond Park. An epic contest, with Richmond, (backed by @TheRoyalParks twitter account) leading well into the final 23rd hour of the heat…
…then team Streatham rallied supporters to win in the closing minutes!
Keep following @CupOfParks for details of the next tournaments! To learn more about Crystal Palace Park click here: crystalpalacepark.org.uk
HUGE THANK YOU to @CupOfParks for allowing ALL the South London parks to showcase and discover what makes them spacial… and to allow us spotlight on their local communities that make them even more special! To all on the board of the governing @CupOfParks body at the Federation dé South London Parks Association… you have made ALL of SOUTH LONDON REALLY PROUD about their local green spaces and parks!