Moor Park has finally gained Green Flag Status, joining six other parks in Preston.
The status means it is now recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces, joining Preston’s Avenham Park, Miller Park, Ashton Park, Haslam Park, Winckley Square Gardens, and Fishwick Nature Reserve.
This comes after more than £2million is being invested into the park.
Meanwhile, The Friends of Haslam Park have retained their Green Flag Community Award for the sensory garden and nature reserve they maintain.
Winckley Square Gardens is also retaining its’ Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the management of the historic gardens.
Preston City Council’s cabinet member for community and environment councillor Brian Rollo said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for seven sites across Preston, including Moor Park for the first time.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining them all to such a high standard.
“It’s great recognition for all the hard work by park rangers, gardeners, staff, volunteers and Friends Groups to keep all our parks and open spaces looking at their best all year round.
“Huge thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund, other partners and contractors who have helped us get to this position.”
By Maria Jacovou