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In pictures: Nine photos of Preston’s award-winning parks

Posted on - 4th August, 2013 - 12:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Photos

We’re celebrating the best that Preston’s parks have to offer with a selection of our favourite photos from the Preston Flickr group.

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Five of the city’s parks have been awarded the Green Flag for their upkeep and maintenance.

So sit back with a coffee and enjoy these snaps of the parks…

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This dreamy shot by Tony Worrall is of Haslam Park, titled Preston is my Paris.

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Even when flooded the parks have a beauty and charm, as Ian Lambert captured with this shot of Moor Park.

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Another Tony Worrall snap, this time he was down in Avenham Park and showing even with man-mad interference our parks can be imposing and beautiful.

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Grange Park may not be as well known as others in the city but as Joseph Hall’s photo of autumn sunshine shows it can be just as grand.

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We’ve been enjoying parks in the city for a long, long, time. This photo from the Preston Digital Archive shows Haslam Park’s gates in 1910. And we were even taking photos of them back then too.

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Not as picturesque as other parks but definitely more practical, Ashton Park is well-used for recreation and does retain a moody beauty as Tony Worrall shows.

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It’s not all sunsets and soft colours, going back to the start this is the same view down Haslam Park but with a spooky tinge on a foggy morning as Bernie Blackburn captured.

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Our parks are our spaces and we use them as a chance to escape the daily grind, as this candid shot from Paul Melling shows a jogger getting away from it all.

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Another Paul Melling shot finishes off our series as it shows Miller Park being used for all sorts of things, sunbathers, cyclists, walkers and with the railway behind and the river alongside.

What’s your favourite Preston park? Let us know in the comments below and feel free to upload your photos of the city parks to the Preston Flickr group

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