Tapapakanga has picked up the prestigious Green Flag award yet again.
This is the third time the global programme has recognised the regional park as being among the best in the world.
The Green Flag Award is an international award which assesses the quality of parks across a number of categories, including their safety, quality of the facilities, management of the environment, historical features and as great places for people to play and relax.
Franklin Ward Councillor and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore says Auckland’s regional parks are an absolute treasure.
“Tapapakanga Regional Park is well used by locals and visitors alike. Whether it’s for casual recreational use or organised events like Splore, bike riding or exploring the heritage, there is something for everyone.
“This Green Flag award is very well deserved. Caring for and maintaining our parks is a huge team effort.
"And it’s through our rangers and community volunteers hard work that Tapapakanga is kept up to the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award," he says.
Tapapakanga Regional Park is a coastal farm park that offers camping, white sand beaches, mountain biking and walking trails, safe swimming and boating opportunities.
Green Flag Awards are judged by an independent group of park experts who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against strict criteria. The awards are given out each year and winners must re-apply to renew their Green Flag status.