Barrow Park was judged one of the best in the country in 2009.

The park, in Abbey Road, was given a Green Flag Award by Keep Britain Tidy, GreenSpace and the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

The award scheme began in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country.

The accolade aimed to show visitors the park was clean, safe and a ‘welcoming place to spend time.’

The park also received the Green Flag Award in 2008.

Bill Brown, Barrow Borough Council’s parks manager, said: “The award of the second Green Flag is very much a result of the great team that we have to deliver the parks service.

“The award acknowledges the commitment, support and work carried out by all the park staff and user groups.

“The park, as a venue and from events and activities, raised approximately £100,000 in each of the last four years for charities.

“It is the continued, generous support of the park users that help us to achieve this.

“The park is open 365 days of the year and hosts a varied range of events and activities.”

Barrow’s mayor Cllr Dorothy Dawes said: “I’m absolutely delighted because it’s a wonderful park.

“Since the work has been done on it, it’s just tremendous.

“It’s wonderful place to be, I feel that no parks compare to Barrow Park.”

Phil Barton, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, said: "I would like to congratulate this year's winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks to a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community."

Park user Jo Barrow, who was at the park with a neighbour and their families, said: "The bandstand is good for music and the greenhouse is nice, with all the flowers in.

"We used to come here when we were kids and now we bring our kids here, The award is well-deserved."