Flying The Flag

A record number of parks and green spaces have been awarded Green Flag Awards.

Beacon Park in Lichfield has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Beacon Park is set in more than 70 acres of beautiful gardens and open space. On top of historical statues and monuments, it features a large play area, a boating pool, a golf course, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, bowling greens, a community garden, woodland, eateries and a programme of seasonal events and activities.