Rhyl’s Marine Lake has retained its Community Green Flag Award.

The Marine Lake User Forum has been successful in retaining the international award which recognises sites that promote health and wellbeing, are safe, clean and have good management processes in place for biodiversity and landscape with an emphasis on community involvement.

The lake is managed by Denbighshire County Council.

Cllr Tony Thomas, Cabinet Lead Member for Housing, Regulation and the Environment, said:

“This is an excellent achievement which recognises the hard work carried out by the Forum, who work closely with the Council to ensure the lake and grounds are well maintained and offer a great visitor experience.

“This is part of our commitment to protect and enhance the environment in the county for both residents and visitors, making Denbighshire a great place to visit.”

A total of 127 parks and green spaces have achieved the Green Flag Community Award in Wales.

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government.

Lucy Prisk, Green Flag Coordinator at Keep Wales Tidy, said: “The Green Flag Awards continues to go from strength to strength in Wales, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of staff and volunteers across the country.

“We can’t underestimate how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities, our health and wellbeing, nature and economy.”

The flag was raised by Rhyl Mayor, Councillor Ellie Chard on August 17 as part of Rhyl Miniature Railway’s Wild West Day along with the unveiling of a refurbished piece of art depicting Marine Lake in the 1920s.