Doncaster parks amongst the UK’s very best green spaces

Bentley Park
Bentley Park

Four parks in Doncaster have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.

Sandall Park in Wheatley, Quarry Park Local Nature Reserve in Dunsville, Cusworth Park in the grounds of Cusworth Hall and Bentley Park are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, given annually to the best parks and green spaces in the UK, is globally renowned as a hallmark of quality and helps to attract visitors from across the country.

The announcement also coincides with ‘Love Parks’ week, where people in Doncaster and across the country are celebrating the fantastic parks and open spaces in their community.

Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Trading Services Cllr Joe Blackham “We are absolutely delighted that four parks in the borough have received a Green Flag Award. Once again it’s fantastic to see the progress our communities and Street Scene teams have made in creating clean, tidy and enjoyable open spaces for local residents being recognised.

Cabinet member for Communities, the Voluntary Sector and Environment, Cllr Chris McGuinness, said “We know how much quality parks matter to both residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication, both from council staff and dedicated groups of volunteers and ‘Friends-of’ groups, that goes into maintaining these green spaces to such a high standard.”

For more information about parks in Doncaster, use #LoveParks on Facebook and Twitter, and visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/culture-leisure-tourism/parks.