Today, Gedling Country Park, Arnot Hill Park and Burton Road Jubilee Park join a record number of parks and green spaces collecting a Green Flag Award.
Arnot Hill Park, which celebrates its 100 year anniversary later this month, has retained the award for the 13th consecutive year, Gedling Country Park for the 4th year in a row and Burton Road Jubilee Park also received the award for the fifth time.
The parks are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award, the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Environment said:
“Quality green spaces, parks and play areas really matter to our residents and visitors. Our staff do a fantastic job and managing these areas and they really are beautiful places to spend some time. Its brilliant to receive these awards, not just for one but three of our parks, its recognition of what great places they are to visit and how much our visitors appreciate them.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said;
“It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.”
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”