Updated: Jul 20
In a record-breaking year, Ford Park is raising its prestigious Green Flag Award
Today Ford Park is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for the ninth consecutive year!
The news that Ford Park has achieved the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it.
Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Ford Park, Ulverston in achieving a Green Flag Award.
“Ford Park is a vital green space for the community in Ulverston and Furness, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”
Run by the charity Ford Park Community Group, the park offers green open space for people to enjoy, nature trails, a children’s playground, Victorian walled garden, native species arboretum, community orchard, heritage orchard and plant nursery. The park is wholly funded through grants, fundraising and donations.
Park Director, Sam Ronson said “We are delighted t have been awarded Green Flag status for the 9th consecutive year. This award recognises all the hard work and commitment of our staff and volunteers. They are here in all weathers, ensuring Ford Park is maintained to an award-winning standard and is a beautiful and safe place for our community to enjoy.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.