IT'S official - Oakwell Hall country park at Birstall is one of the best parks in Britain.
The leafy area is among 322 Green Flag award winners in the UK.
The scheme - run by the Civic Trust - aims to reward standards of excellence in parks.
Eighteen of the latest award winners are in Yorkshire.
The record number of winners represents a 26% increase nationally on the number of awards given last year.
Civic Trust spokes- man Paul Todd said: "It is the thousands of dedicated parks staff and local societies, friends groups and passionate individuals who are making this happen.
"Well done to all those people who have put so much hard work into providing these vital green spaces - they are helping to make better places for everyone."