Green Flag Award
Ellington Park awarded the coveted Green Flag Award as it is officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks 2022/2023.The park was also awarded with Historic England’s Green Heritage site accreditation for it’s management of historic features.
In 2021 the park was lovingly restored by The Friends of Ellington Park and Thanet District Council with the support of National Lottery Players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and its ‘Parks for People’ Programme.
As part of the project, a new multipurpose café and toilet building was created, along with a children’s playground, improved access for the park’s miniature railway, which was installed in 1969.
Historic pathways, flint terrace and balustrade have been restored, as well as the 120-year-old bandstand, manufactured by Walter Macfarlane & Company Ltd (pattern No. 279), which remains a key heritage feature and centrally located performance hub for the park. The formal heritage axis includes the bandstand, a walkway lined by heritage planting which leads to the sweeping steps to the terrace promenade and balustrades.
The Green Flag Award® scheme is run by Keep Britain Tidy to recognise and reward well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard of management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
Ramsgate residents and visitors are overjoyed to see this public park returned to its rightful place on the list of Ramsgate’s beautiful heritage attractions