Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Published Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK's very best green spaces
Clifton Park has been awarded the Green Flag as one of the UK's best green spaces.

Clifton Park has this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that today received 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.

Clifton Park is hugely popular with people of all ages, with a wide variety of attractions including beautiful gardens, children’s play areas and the popular Clifton Park Museum.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, Cllr Taiba Yasseen, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the seventh time. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Clifton Park to such a high standard.

“Clifton Park is a fantastic day out and is very popular with families from across the county. The award is a tribute to all those working hard to keep everything looking beautiful for its visitors.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme.

“Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”