Another Green Flag For Our Country Park!

Ruddington’s most popular tourist attraction has again been recognised as one of the very best green spaces in the UK – for the twelfth time.

Rushcliffe Country Park – valued by visitors and villagers alike – is among a record-breaking 1,883 parks and green spaces nationwide that 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.

Deputy Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Debbie Mason said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the 12th year. We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors. This award celebrates the dedication from our staff and the park’s wonderful volunteers, the Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park, who put such effort into maintaining it to such a high standard year in year out.”

Set in the beautiful countryside at the southern edge of our village, Rushcliffe Country Park has a network of over 8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland, landscaped areas and an extensive play area. The park is a favourite among walkers, joggers, cyclists, wildlife spotters and dog walkers from both the village and much further afield.

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.”

Rushcliffe Country Park is served directly by Nottingham City Transport’s 10C & 10X services. Why not make it part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut?

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