Stanley Park has gained an award in recognition of its importance to Liverpool’s heritage.
It has gained a Green Heritage award and retained its Green Flag status. Sefton Park has also retained its Green Flag and Green Heritage. Both parks are already listed with English Heritage, Sefton Park being Grade 1 and Stanley Grade 2*.
They are among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces that will today receive prestigious awards handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. Green Flags indicates that a park has the highest possible standards, is highly maintained and has excellent facilities. Green Heritage Site accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation
Councillor Peter Mitchell, Mayoral Lead for Parks, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the Green Flag and Green heritage awards from Keep Britain Tidy. They show that our parks are well maintained and that they are an important part of our heritage.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who, through their dedication and hard work, have helped to create these fantastic places for everyone to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are a vital resource for communities and that is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”