The 2018 Green Flag Awards are yet another clean sweep for the town’s popular parks and green open spaces.
Albert Park, Stewart Park, Pallister Park, Thorntree Park, Hemlington Lake, Fairy Dell and Linthorpe Cemetery join 55 others across the North East in picking up the accolade.
They’re among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces allowed to fly the prestigious Green Flag.
The international award - now in 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.
Cllr Denise Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Commercial Services, said: “Quality parks and green spaces mean a huge amount to our residents and visitors, and play a key role in making Middlesbrough a great place to live and enjoy recreation.
“We are therefore enormously very proud that all seven have retained Green Flag status which reflects thededication that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard.
“These awards are a fitting tribute to the tireless work of put in all year round by Council workers and friends groups to ensure these great assets can achieve this recognition.”
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.”