Six Preston parks and green spaces have been recognised as some of the best in the UK.Advertisement
Keep Britain Tidy unveiled the list and the city has a number of green flag award winners.
The green flag denotes the park is well maintained, has excellent facilities and keeps high standards.
Ashton Park returns to the list of top Preston parks, not awarded a green flag since 2012.
Elsewhere Avenham Park, Miller Park, Grange Park, Haslam Park and Fishwick nature reserve all keep their green flags.
The Friends of Haslam Park group also received a Green Flag Community Award for their volunteer management of the Sensory Garden and local nature reserve.
Cabinet member for community and environment, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive these Green Flag Awards for Preston’s parks and green spaces from Keep Britain Tidy.
“They highlight that people in Preston are benefiting from green spaces of the very highest quality.
“Preston has six parks and open spaces that meet the Green Flag award standard, and is recognition to all the hard work and commitment, not only from council staff, but also volunteers and Friends Groups who help maintain them for our enjoyment.”
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme manager, Paul Todd, added: “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.”
Last year Preston’s parks received five green flags and also saw a number of them upgraded in their listed status.
Enjoy our nine pictures of Preston’s parks to make you realise just how special they are.