Two Liverpool parks have been hailed among the best in the country having received the coveted Green Flag and Green Heritage statuses.
Sefton Park and Stanley Park have been awarded both of the internationally recognised, government-backed accolades, dubbed the ‘Oscars of the park world’.
On receiving the Green Flag honours, which recognise well maintained parks and green spaces with top facilities, Alan Smith from Liverpool City Council’s parks team says: “The Green Flag is awarded annually and both these parks have successfully achieved the award for a number of years now. It really does show the amount of effort the grounds teams from Glendale-Liverpool, Friends Group and various stakeholders put in to make sure our parks look their best every day.”
Grade I-listed Sefton Park and Grade II-listed Stanley Park have also been given Green Heritage status after inspectors judged the treatment of historic features and general standard of conservation at each site.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd adds: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year.
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”