Parks win national award

18th July 2012

Parks in Three Rivers picked up a national award this week in recognition of their excellent use of green space.

Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Chorleywood House Estate and Leavesden Country Park have been awarded Green Flags in recognition of their excellent use of green space, well-maintained facilities and high standard of safety and security.

Play Rangers at Leavesden Country ParkJudging took place over the last few months and all the parks received high praise.

Councillor Keith Williams, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Community, said:

“It is a fantastic achievement for the Council, and all of those involved in the Aquadrome, Chorleywood House Estate and Leavesden Country Park to receive three of the 1400 Green Flags awarded in the UK this year.”

“Great parks and green spaces have a huge impact on local communities, providing places to play and relax as well as bringing generations together in a variety of ways and we are lucky to have so many wonderful spaces here in Three Rivers. I’d recommend a visit to any of our parks!”

Only green spaces that are free to enter and open to the public are eligible to win an award through the scheme, which is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Bury Lake, Rickmansworth AquadromeRickmansworth Aquadrome and Chorleywood House Estate have received the award for the fourth year running whilst Leavesden Country Park has picked up the award for the second time after an absence in 2011.

Paul Todd, Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces. A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy. I must also thank all this year’s 800+ volunteer judges for their magnificent efforts in assessing an astounding number of applications.”