Site Of The Year 2019

Site of the year awards 2019

Frickley Country Park was the winner of Site of the Year and Health Site of the Year at the Land Trust’s annual awards ceremony.

Frickley Country Park in Yorkshire is a thriving site which has developed vastly over the years, transformed from a former colliery into a beautiful Country Park. The site attracted over 80,000 visitors last year and started a popular weekly parkrun event, which attracts hundreds of enthusiastic runners every Saturday morning.

The first Frickley Country Park parkrun on the 5th January 2019 was the start of an amazing journey, made possible with the hard work and determination of all the volunteers that have made the dream of parkrun, on the Frickley Country Park site a reality. There is a minimum of 20 volunteers each week who support the 80-100 parkrun finishers and 152 people in total have volunteered to support the parkrun. There have been 1,388 individuals who have walked jogged or run the Frickley Country parkrun, since the start on the 5th January 2019.

There were 11 awards categories, which included Volunteer of the Year, Ranger of the Year, Most Improved site of the Year and Project of the year, which was voted for on the day.

The awards followed a conference held by the Land Trust which allowed over 100 Managing Partners, staff and volunteers to share information and discuss upcoming projects.

Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management at the Land Trust said:

This event not only gives us chance to recognise the fantastic work that goes on across our 70 sites, but also gives the people involved a chance to learn from each other and share ideas.

We’re so grateful for all the hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining our sites and ensuring they provide significant benefit to local communities and wildlife.

We’d like to thank all the magnificent volunteers who have helped make this award possible.