Rushcliffe Country Park has received its 16th consecutive Green Flag Award, acknowledging the green space as one of the best parks in the UK.
The outdoor area has been named again among 2,208 UK parks and green spaces that have received the award, which sets the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan joined the Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park volunteer group and Council representatives to raise the flag.
Cllr Brennan said: “I’m thrilled that Rushcliffe Country Park has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for the 16th year! This achievement shows that the park is well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.
“Thank you to all our staff and Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park volunteers for their hard work and commitment in looking after the park. They go above and beyond every year to build on its continued success and improve the park and facilities.
“We are also in the first phase of a series of sustainable developments at the park that will deliver new facilities, including a new café, upgraded visitors’ centre and improved landscaping, in line with the Council’s Carbon Clever programme.
“These exciting developments and the Green Flag status will encourage more visitors to our much-loved Country Park.”
Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park chairperson Ann Towel added: “We strive to develop and enhance Rushcliffe Country Park and raising the Green Flag at the park for a 16th year means a lot to us.
“The park has 85 hectares of wildflower meadows, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas and a two hectare lake.
“Conservation work is a priority, and we know visitors love exploring and watching the diversity of wildlife at the park.
“Our door is always open to new volunteers, so if anyone would like to join and help to maintain the green flag status, please get in touch.”
The award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.