Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for the ninth year running.
The five-acre green space’s latest accolade comes in a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with 2,127 parks and green spaces being recognised.
Research carried out by YouGov over the summer for Keep Britain Tidy, which runs the initiative, showed just how important parks are to the British public.
It revealed that having access to a quality park or green space helped improve people’s mental health with almost six in 10 (59%) saying they felt less stressed when using the park and 55% saying they felt more positive in general.
The survey also showed that more than half of people (53%) visit a park or green space at least once a week and more than nine in ten (93%) think that parks and green spaces are important to their local community.
Commenting on the news that Chavasse Park has once again achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Green Flag Award Scheme manager Paul Todd said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making Chavasse Park at Liverpool ONE worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“To meet the requirements demanded by the scheme is testament to the hard work of the staff and volunteers who do so much to ensure that Chavasse Park has high standards of horticulture, safety and environmental management and is a place that supports people to live healthy lives.”
Situated on the fifth level of retail and leisure destination Liverpool ONE, Chavasse Park offers visitors the chance to relax and take time out from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
It is home to a year-round programme of events, including a special nature trail which gives youngsters the opportunity to explore local wildlife, while the park also regularly hosts summer and Christmas events.
Iain Finlayson, Estates Director at Liverpool ONE, said:
“We are thrilled to be awarded a Green Flag for the ninth year in a row – it’s a true testament to our team’s hard work and dedication to make Chavasse Park a place for visitors to enjoy and soak up the surroundings.
“As we’ve seen, getting out in the fresh air has been more important to us than ever before throughout the pandemic, helping with our mental health and providing us with a place to meet friends and family safely.
“During the various lockdown restrictions, we highlighted the park as a place where visitors could meet in an open space, marking out socially distanced circles on the grass for groups of up to six to spend time together.
“We’re extremely proud to have maintained our Green Flag status for almost a decade and we’re committed to keeping standards high and providing visitors of all ages with a fantastic green space in the city centre.”
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