All of Brighton & Hove's award-winning parks have been re-awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign for 2023 to 2024.
As well as receiving a Green Flag Award, Stanmer Park also received Green Heritage Site Accreditation for the first time, recognising its local historical interest and high conservation standards.
The city's Green Flag parks and green spaces are:
- Easthill Park
- Hove Park
- Preston Park
- Kipling Gardens
- Stanmer Park
- Stoneham Park
- St Ann's Well Gardens
- The Level
The Green Flag Award scheme was designed to raise the standard of public parks and green spaces in England and Wales by recognising and rewarding the best examples in the country. Our parks and green spaces have been successfully competing in the prestigious annual Green Flag Awards since 1998.
What makes a Green Flag Park?
The Green Flag Award is judged on the following key criteria:
A welcoming place
The overall impression for any member of the community - regardless of the purpose of their visit - should be positive and inviting.
Healthy, safe and secure
The park or green space must be a healthy, safe and secure place for all members of the community to use.
Clean and well maintained
For visual as well as health and safety reasons, issues of cleanliness and maintenance must be adequately addressed.
Methods used in maintaining the park or green space and its facilities should be environmentally sound.
Conservation and heritage
Attention should be paid to the conservation and appropriate management of landscapes, wildlife, fauna, buildings and structural features.
The park or green space management should actively pursue the involvement of members of the community who represent as many park or green space user groups as possible.
There should be good provision of information to users, about management strategies, activities, features and ways to get involved. The park or green space should be promoted as a community resource.
A management plan or strategy should be in place; this should clearly address all the above criteria. A financially sound management of the park or green space must also be demonstrated.
To find out more about the award, visit the Green Flag award website.