Whitby’s Pannett Park has been crowned the best public park in the county at the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards.
For the third year running the park was awarded the Yorkshire Rose Gold certificate at the ceremony at York Racecourse, but a further accolade of Best Public Park was also bestowed on it.
Praising Pannett Park, judges said: ‘’The park itself was very well maintained with some outstanding floral features and a fully inclusive play area aimed at an age range of nought to 90.
“This will long remain in the judges’ minds as the most inclusive area presented to us in a public park.”
The efforts of the Friends of Pannett Park were also noted by the judges, who added: “The sheer amount of volunteer time spent in the park by the group and the diversity of tasks undertaken was refreshing to see. It was well evidenced in the portfolio as well as the power point at the beginning of the tour.”
Linda Sims, from Friends of Pannett Park, said: “This extremely pleasing outcome has been achieved by a close working partnership between the Scarborough Borough Council park staff and the Friends of Pannett Park.
The volunteer gardening hours put in by the small group of Friends is 910 hours plus so far this year.”
Earlier this year, Pannett Park received its fifth consecutive Green Flag Award, which is handed out to the best green spaces across the UK.