Two of Lincoln’s most popular parks have once again been recognised for providing some of the best open spaces in the country.
The Arboretum on Monks Road has received the Green Flag Award for the 11th year while Hartsholme Country Park has secured the prestigious status for the eighth year in a row.
The Green Flag scheme is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to reward parks and open spaces in England and Wales that are well-maintained with excellent facilities.
Caroline Bird, Community Service Manager for City of Lincoln Council, which owns both parks, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the Green Flag Awards as they recognise and highlight that people in Lincoln are benefiting from green spaces of the highest quality.
“Hartsholme Country Park and The Arboretum are two of our most popular parks. People in Lincoln are rightly passionate about their parks and green spaces and we are committed to maintaining and improving them so that they remain places that are enjoyable to use.
“There are many volunteers who have helped to ensure that the parks are a welcoming, clean and safe environment for residents and visitors to enjoy and we thank them for all the work they do.”
Nationally, 1,582 parks and green spaces are flying the Green Flag after being listed in the announcement by Keep Britain Tidy.
Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.
“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”