Seven parks in Leeds have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag.
Leeds City Council’s executive board member for communities Councillor Debra Coupar said: “We are extremely fortunate to have some outstanding parks and green spaces in Leeds.
“It is fantastic news that along with six of our parks retaining Green Flag status, Middleton Park has also made the national list of quality this year which is a truly superb achievement.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, launched in 1996, recognises parks that are kept to high standards, are well maintained and have excellent facilities.
Potential sites for a Green Flag Award are judged on the following criteria; a welcoming place, healthy, safe and secure, clean and well maintained, sustainability, conservation and heritage, community involvement, marketing and management.
Our map of Green Flag parks in Leeds: https://t.co/IrRShp9zLY
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The seven parks were Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Roundhay Park and the Temple Newsam estate, which were joined this year for the first time on the national list of quality open spaces by Middleton Park.