By Discover Telford, 17 July 2018, 16:11PM
The park is among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive 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.
Telford Town Park covers 150 hectares of green space and has undergone significant investment in the last eight years.
It benefits from, a visitor centre, water play park, Skyreach high ropes course, adventure golf, disc golf, all ability play area, teenage activity area, nature and heritage trails, picnic areas and other attractions including Wonderland. All complement the existing play areas, formal gardens and local nature reserve.
Councillor Rae Evans, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Customer Services, Tourism & Partnerships said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the fourth year.
“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Telford Town Park to such a high standard.
“A special thank you goes to the Friends of Telford Town Park for their valuable contribution to maintaining our park and helping it achieve such high standards of recognition.”
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year.”
“Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in the UK for people to enjoy, and hope that next year, we award even more flags.”