Huddersfield is delighted to have retained Green Flag Awards for three parks and greenspaces, recognising them as some of the country’s best parks.

The Green Flag Award, which sets the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world has been awarded to the following places in Huddersfield: Beaumont Park, Greenhead Park and Almondbury Hill Fort – Castle Hill.

Parks and green spaces provide a destination for people to relax, exercise and meet friends and family, as well as enjoy events. A number of our parks have hosted events already this summer with some yet to come including Bands in the Parks as part of Kirklees Year of Music.

Councillor Masood Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Environment said…

“Retaining our Green Flag Awards for our parks and green spaces in Kirklees demonstrates the Council’s commitment to the upkeep and maintenance of these important public spaces for our communities to enjoy.

“These awards are a credit to all staff and volunteers who work hard to maintain high standards in all our parks and greenspaces. I hope our residents continue to enjoy our parks, which are not only vital for everyone’s health and wellbeing but provide a haven for wildlife and biodiversity, and help our staff keep them in pristine condition.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd MBE said…

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Kirklees in achieving the Green Flag Awards. The parks in Kirklees are vital green spaces for the community, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure  the parks and greenspaces maintain the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

The other parks in the surrounding area to receive awards are Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, Wilton Park, Batley and Oakwell Hall Country Park, Birstall. Oakwell Hall Country Park has also retained its Green Heritage Award.