Published: Friday, 23rd July 2021
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is encouraging residents to celebrate their local parks during Love Parks Week from 23 July until 1 August 2021.
Cllr Brian Long, Cabinet member for Corporate Services, said this about the campaign organised by the charity Keep Britain Tidy: “Our parks and green spaces have provided a vital lifeline to so many of us during lockdown. Love Parks Week is a chance to enjoy yours.
"We’re fortunate in west Norfolk to have five locations that currently hold the Green Flag Award. The Walks, Tower Gardens, and Mintlyn Crematorium in King’s Lynn and the Esplanade Gardens and Boston Square Gardens in Hunstanton have been recognised by the international award that recognises green spaces that boast high environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. Meanwhile in Downham Market there’s the Memorial Field and Howdale to appreciate."
The borough council also manages 80 play areas across the borough, catering for everyone aged 4 to 14, families are being urged to visit the park and use these facilities.
Cllr Long added: “During the Summer of Play there’s lots to enjoy in our green spaces, and elsewhere in the borough as we partner with Alive West Norfolk to take part in a range of activities that are either low cost or no cost. More details can be found at west-norfolk.gov.uk/summerofplay.
"Research shows that spending time in good-quality green space can improve people’s health and wellbeing. As we head into summer, the annual Love Parks Week provides a moment to love, respect and protect our parks throughout the summer and beyond."