Chelmsford City Council is thrilled to announce that 14 of its main parks across the city have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the best parks and green spaces in the UK.
The parks are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will receive a prestigious Green Flag Award - the mark of a quality park or green space.
This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.
Some of the parks and green spaces in Chelmsford with flags flying are Oaklands Park, Admirals Park (Tower Gardens and the adjoining West Park), Hylands Estate, Coronation Park and many others.
Councillor Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks and Cemetery Services, said, "We are absolutely delighted to receive yet more Green Flag Awards for these parks and open spaces.
"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors and this is a wonderful accolade, not only for Chelmsford, but also for our parks staff who work tirelessly to maintain the parks and green spaces to such a high standard year after year."
The Council's Parks team continue to improve and develop the city's parks and green spaces and look forward to celebrating this during Love Parks Week. On 27 July between 10am-2pm, Chelmsford City Council will be celebrating in Central Park, Chelmsford, with a range of free, enjoyable activities for children alongside the official opening of the new and improved Bell Meadow. This is the perfect opportunity for the city's residents to get together and celebrate everything that is wonderful about Chelmsford's parks.
For further information on Chelmsford's parks and green spaces, please visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/parks.
Monday 16 July 2018