Owned and maintained by Derbyshire Dales District Council, the town centre park has received the award during Love Parks Week from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, Councillor Garry Purdy said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for a 12th year running.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Hall Leys Park to such a high standard.
“It’s not only in Matlock however that our Clean & Green team have done a fantastic job in the past 12 months. They work hard to maintain more than 30 parks and gardens across the whole of the Derbyshire Dales.
“As a council we are absolutely committed to keeping our towns and parks looking great for local people and to help attract around five million visitors a year to the Dales, boosting the economy to the tune of well over £300 million.”
The international Green Flag 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.
Hall Leys features beautiful riverside walks, a bowling green, boating lake, children's interactive play area, miniature railway, skateboard park, tennis courts, café and a multi-use games area.
The park is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in 13 other countries around the world, that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said:
“It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners.
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”
- The Green Flag Awards Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.
- Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity. We run programmes including Eco-Schools, the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag/ Seaside Awards for beaches. We also campaign for the country to be litter free and waste less. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, our programmes and campaigns visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.
- Any green space that is freely accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag Award status. A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups. Green Heritage Site Accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.