Park marks Green Flag with LGBT floral display

A floral representation of the Pride flag of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community was officially unveiled in a park one week after it raised a Green Flag.

Pride flag display at Roundhay Park - image: Leeds Council
Pride flag display at Roundhay Park - image: Leeds Council

Forming part of the city’s celebrations of the 11th Leeds LGBT+ Pride event next month, the city council’s parks and countryside team designed the display.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and sustainability, said:

"We kicked off the celebrations with a flag-themed display in Roundhay Park."

The unveiling followed recent success in the Green Flag award. Seven sites across Leeds were recognised including Roundhay Park. The others were Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Temple Newsam estate and Middleton Park.

Councillor Yeadon added: "An amazing amount of hard work is undertaken by the council’s parks and countryside team along with many volunteers. These awards are great recognition of their efforts."


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