The park is managed by Oulton Broad Parish Council and Sandra Keller, chair of the parish council said "Its a thrill for our beautiful park to be awarded the Green Flag for the ninth consecutive year. Its testament to all of the hard work that goes into looking after the park, from the parish council, and all of the work by gardener, Marie, and the team at Norse, and the Friends of Nicholas Everitt Park who put in hundreds of voluntary hours every year".
The Green Flag Award recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.
The last year has seen several developments in the park, with new information boards and way-finding signage and the new play equipment opened a couple of weeks ago. Several other projects, small and large, are in development with Oulton Broad Parish Council looking forward to progress on these coming in the coming months.
Nicholas Everitt Park continues to host a growing number of varied events throughout the year. Over the next few months you can enjoy free Sunday concerts on the bandstand, the powerboats on Thursday evenings, 'Art on the Railings' on 27th July, there is a craft fair on 4th August, 'Stone Age Sundays' at the Museum starting 28th July, plus of course the Lowestoft Lions Gala Day on August Bank Holiday Monday. 31st August is the Dragon Boat Festival. September sees the 3 night open air cinema in the park, Museum Heritage Open Days and the Oulton Broad Art Circle exhibition. More details on the parish council website... www.obpc.uk.
The project, arranged by Oulton Broad Parish Council, sees the new “Upbeat Apace Plus” play equipment replace the old fort and helter-skelter, which had come to the end of their serviceable life, having been on the play area for over 40 years.