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Published Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Residents in Waverley are benefitting from award-winning parks. Last week (23 July) two parks in Waverley were ranked among the best in the UK after being awarded flags of excellence.

Both Farnham Park and Broadwater Park in Farncombe received Green Flag Awards – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This is the third year running Farnham Park has received the award, but is a first for Broadwater Park. 

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Both parks are managed by Waverley Borough Council, with help from local volunteers. You can find out more about them via our website.

As well as having Green Flag status, Farnham Park is Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI), an area of Historic Landscape Value (AHLV) a Grade 2 listed Historic Park and Garden (English Heritage designation), and a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).

Broadwater Park in Farncombe covers 29 hectares and has a large lake, woodland, open grass areas, and sports and play facilities.