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Rhondda Cynon Taf celebrates Love Your Park Week

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park. Credit: RCT Council

What better way to celebrate Love Parks Week (July 29 – August 5) than with a visit to your local park in Rhondda Cynon Taf – and you have plenty to choose from!

Enjoy the fun of the children’s play areas with the little ones or savour in the peace and tranquillity of the fantastic walks along the footpaths, surrounded by such natural beauty as the trees and floral displays, not to mention the natural wildlife such as birds, moths, butterflies and even squirrels.

Love Parks Week, promoted by Keep Britain Tidy, is supported each year by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, as the Council continues to endorse its commitment to helping tackle Climate Change and making a real difference to the world in which we all live.

Rhondda Cynon Taf is an area of vast natural beauty. It is home to many parks, country parks, and a fine array of wildlife, including some rare plants and animals. Love Parks Week provides the great opportunity to get out and about and explore the natural beauty we have right on our own doorsteps.

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure, said: “Our green spaces are such an important part of our surroundings. They need to be recognised, respected and used by us all.

“We have so many great parks and open spaces within our locality, offering us so much. We need to make the most of them, not only during Love Parks Week, but also all year around.

”Not only do our parks attract thousands of visitors each year, many of our parks also proudly fly the Green Flag, the international mark of a quality park or green space.

“We cannot underestimate how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities, our health and wellbeing, nature and economy, and I thank all of our Council parks staff who maintain these places, keeping them in a pristine condition for everyone to explore and enjoy.”