Ely Country Park has been recognised by Natural England and awarded accredited country park status.
This acknowledgement follows recent developments and successes for the park including the installation of a new multi-play ship which was opened in during Love Parks Week in July 2017 and its fourth consecutive Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag Award in 2017.
Along with Ely Country Park’s Green Flag Award, the Natural England accreditation evidences the park’s high-quality standards as a place for everyone in East Cambridgeshire to enjoy.
Chair of the Community Services Committee, Councillor David Ambrose-Smith said: “I am delighted that Ely Country Park has been awarded country park status for the second time in a row. We work hard to ensure that our parks offer a range of facilities for our community and it is wonderful to be recognised on a national scale.”
Ely Country Park boasts several features including play areas, sculptured walking routes and spectacular views of Ely Cathedral.
Service Delivery Champion for Open Spaces and Facilities, Councillor Lisa Stubbs, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the fantastic work of the Open Spaces Team and our brilliant volunteers has been appreciated by Natural England. This status is testament to their dedication and effort to make Ely County Park a fantastic place to visit”
Established in 2009, the park is a fantastic place for families, residents and visitors to enjoy and explore the fenland landscape and great outdoors.