Auckland Council has been awarded half of the 22 prestigious Green Flag Awards granted across New Zealand and Australia as part of the Green Flag Award scheme 2016/17, recognising them as being among the best in the world.
A Green Flag represents the very highest levels of park management standards in terms of community involvement, public safety, maintenance and sustainability.
Chair of Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Events Committee Councillor Penny Hulse says Auckland’s parks play a vitally important role in the community.
“Auckland Council manages more than 4000 parks – including 26 regional parks – spread across nearly 50,000 hectares. These areas all play an important role in supporting our vision to create the world’s most liveable city by strengthening communities, supporting economic development, connecting people with nature and promoting health and wellness,” she says.
Auckland Council parks awarded with Green Flag Awards:
4. Olympic Park
5. Parrs Park