Middleton Park is one of seven parks in Leeds to once again receive the prestigious Green Flag award, as it is officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks.
The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces and recognises the beautifully maintained environment within the parks and the excellent visitor facilities.
Councillor Salma Arif, Leeds City Council’s executive member for public health and active lifestyles, said:
“After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns as a place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely, the news that these parks have achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that make the green spaces a great space that everyone can enjoy.
“We are very focussed on continuing with our ambition of ensuring that all communities in Leeds have access to good quality green space and maintaining and looking after our current greenspaces is vital to that.”
Commenting on the news that these parks have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd, said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making these seven Leeds parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“These parks are vital green spaces for the community in Leeds. This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that they maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”
“The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.”
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here
This post is based on a press release issued by Leeds City Council