Sutton Park at sunrise
They’ve been a life saver for many of us over the last 18 months or so.
And it’s fantastic to see the wonder of Birmingham’s parks getting the recognition they deserve.
Fifteen of our parks have retained their Green Flag Award status, including Aston Park, Kings Norton Park and Victoria Common - you can see the full list below.
It’s the 25th anniversary of the scheme, operated by Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces - and sets a benchmark around the world.
Across the country 2,127 sites are on the roll of honour this year – and in Birmingham all 15 sites, which are managed by the city council, that earned the honour last year have retained their flags this time around.
Cllr John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Our parks and open spaces are highly-valued by our residents and visitors, so we are delighted that our efforts to maintain them are recognised in this way.
“Each flag is a tribute to the efforts of everyone that has a part to play in maintaining and operating the parks, as well as the volunteers and Friends Of groups that put in many hours of their time to support our open spaces.
“I congratulate everyone who has done their bit at all these sites and the others across the city without Green Flags over the last 12 months because every one of our open spaces is integral to the health, wellbeing and environment of Birmingham.”
Cannon Hill Park
Castle Vale Centre Park
Kings Heath Park
Kings Norton Park
Lickey Hills Country Park
Newhall Valley Country Park
Perry Hall Playing Fields
Selly Oak Park
Sunset and Moonlit Parks
Ward End Park
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