Preston parks awarded Green Flag status

Posted on - 2nd August, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Avenham, Fishwick, Moor Park, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Proud Preston, Winckley Square
Winckley Square Pic: Geoff Whittaker
Winckley Square Pic: Geoff Whittaker

Preston City Council has received a Green Flag Award for Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park and Winckley Square Gardens.


Since the Covid-19 pandemic parks and green spaces have played an essential role in uplifting people’s mental and physical health. Through lockdowns they were a place to meet loved ones, relax and get outdoor activity safely.

The award status is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

The Japanese Garden within Avenham park, Preston. Pic: Preston Council
The Japanese Garden within Avenham Park Pic: Preston Council

Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “I’m delighted to see our beautiful Preston parks have been recognised in the Green Flag scheme.

“The Council has been working hard to improve our parks including a public consultation about trees in Preston.

“Our local parks not only provide a space for trees, plants and nature, they are also an intrinsic part of the local communities’ recreational pursuits which is so important for health and wellbeing.”

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Commenting on the news that Preston’s parks have met the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Preston’s parks worthy of a Green Flag Award.

“Avenham and Miller Parks, Ashton Park, Fishwick Bottoms, Haslam Park, Moor Park, Winckley Square Gardens are vital green spaces for the community in Preston.

This award is testament to all the hard work of staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

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