South Leeds residents including Councillor Sharon Burke (Labour, Middleton Park ward) have always known Middleton Park is one of the best – and now it’s been officially confirmed with a prestigious Green Flag Award.
With more than 470 acres of green space, Middleton Park is a model of a major city park, with facilities including a café, playground, bowling greens, a heritage trail and Leeds Urban Bike Park. For visitors seeking to relax and enjoy some unspoiled scenery, it also has a fishing lake as well as a Nature Reserve containing the largest ancient woodland in Leeds.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is the benchmark standard for the management of parks green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Councillor Sharon Burke said:
“It’s great to see Middleton Park get the recognition it deserves as it has so much to offer and it’s valued so much in our community. I’d like to thank all our Parks and Countryside workers and volunteers including Friends of Middleton Park who do such a great job in maintaining it to a world-class standard.”
“Let’s just hope the weather clears up in the next few days so we can all enjoy the park at its best!”
This post is based on a press release issued by Councillor Sharon Burke
Photo: Jeremy Morton
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