Three Rivers parks retain prestigious Green Flag Awards

Press ReleaseUpdated: 21 July 2023Leisure, parks and culture
Chorleywood House Estate

Award-winning parks in Three Rivers will see Green Flags flying with pride after retaining prestigious status.

On Tuesday 18 July, environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy confirmed that Chorleywood House Estate, Leavesden Country Park, and the Rickmansworth Aquadrome kept their Green Flag status.

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by 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.

The three parks within Three Rivers will fly the Green Flag accreditation over the summer.

In addition to retaining its Green Flag status, Leavesden Country Park also kept the Green Heritage Site status accreditation, which is supported by Historic England, for the management of the park’s particular historic features.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said: “I am extremely delighted to see that three of our fantastic parks have been recognised nationally.

“These green spaces are valued by our residents and I know that they enjoy our parks. Getting into the open for exercise and relaxation is good for our mental well-being.

“The status is also a testament to how hard our volunteers, officers, and rangers work to keep our parks of a high-quality and enjoyable. Their dedication is nothing less than first class and for that, I say thank you.”

CAPTION: Cllr Chris Lloyd holding the Green Flag award at Leavesden Country Park