In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - Solihull Council is raising a Green Flag Award at 16 parks, cemeteries and green spaces.
In the last 18 months our parks and green spaces have played a vital role for people through lockdowns as places to relax, exercise and meet friends and family safely. The Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the teams that make green spaces great spaces that everyone can enjoy.
And as the scheme celebrates its 25th year, 2,127 parks and green spaces across the UK – the most since its launch - have been given a Green Flag for 2021.
Deputy Leader for Solihull Council, Cllr Karen Grinsell said:
“In the last 18 months many of us have rediscovered our parks and open spaces as places to meet, exercise, reflect and find peace. They have been crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing during these very difficult times.
“I am therefore not surprised that even more parks have succeeded in gaining their Green Flags across the UK this year despite the challenges faced.
“I am proud that we have been able to continue to manage and maintain our parks and spaces and that this has been recognised for the nineteenth consecutive year. It speaks volumes about the hard work and passion of both staff and the army of volunteers across the borough. Thank you and well done to everyone who has made this possible over the last year.”
The 16 Green Flag sites in Solihull are:
- Babb's Mill Recreation Ground & Local Nature Reserve
- Bentley Heath Recreation Ground
- Damson Lane Park
- Dorridge Park & Wood
- Elmdon Park
- Hillfield Park & Local Nature Reserve
- Knowle Park
- Lavender Hall Park
- Malvern and Brueton Park
- Meriden Park
- Olton Jubilee Park
- Palmers Rough Recreation Ground
- Robin Hood Cemetery
- Shirley Park
- Tudor Grange Park
- Woodlands Cemetery
A full list of Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces is available here