Swanley Park is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect a Green Flag Award

Image – Left to right:  Jamie Casely (Grounds Team), Ryan Hayman (Park Manager), Bradley Smith (Grounds Team), Dan Sutton (Estates & Facilities Manager) and Gary Hopkins (Grounds Team).

Swanley Park in Kent has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Swanley Park joins 1883 other green spaces awarded recognition across the world.

The park is among a record-breaking number of 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.

Park Manager Ryan Hayman said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award, this is a true testament to the hard work staff have put in to ensure the Park is safe, fun, accessible and clean for all to use.

We now want to defend our flag and improve Swanley Park further, with the end goal of making a Park which is fit for now and the future.”

“We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Swanley Park to such a high standard.

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.”

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