Lincoln parks awarded coveted Green Flag Award and officially recognised as some of the country’s best parks

City of Lincoln Council is celebrating a record-breaking year after receiving the prestigious Green Flag Award for three of its parks.

The news that the Arboretum, Boultham Park and Hartsholme Country Park have achieved the accreditation – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces – is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that care for these green spaces so that everyone can enjoy it.

Boultham Park has also achieved the Green Heritage Site Accreditation, supported by Historic England, for the management of its historic features.

Cllr Bob Bushell, Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place at City of Lincoln Council said: “This is another fantastic achievement for our city council green spaces.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure our parks and green spaces are kept to such a high standard. 

“This award really is testament to the hard work that goes into green spaces in the city.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at the Arboretum, Boultham Park and Hartsholme Country Park in achieving a Green Flag Award.

“These sites are vital green spaces for the community in Lincoln, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award, and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.” 

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Picture: Boultham Park