Centennial Parklands has been awarded another Green Flag Award for 2014
Centennial Parklands has been awarded a Green Flag Award for the second straight year – an international award recognising best practice in park management.
Green Flag Award winner
The award underlines the Parklands standing as one of the world’s top parks, and comes in what is believed to be a near record year for visitation, with more than 20 million visits being made in the last 12 months.
While a Green Flag Award confirms peer and industry recognition, the ongoing visitation and use of the Parklands and its facilities shows clearly the popularity with locals – and increasingly tourists alike.
Recent research demonstrated that the top three reasons people came to Centennial Parklands was for:
- Sport (involving over 560,000 registered sports users)
- Passive recreation (an estimated 2 million visits alone for walking, jogging, picnicking and passively enjoying)
- Social gathering (76% of visitors came with, or to meet other people)
Yesterday we asked “what is a park?” – the research is pretty clear. Centennial Parklands is park for people, and a park for all.
“The People’s Park” remains strong over 125 years after its opening.
The Green Flag Award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales and is gaining significance internationally. The Award recognises well-managed, high quality green spaces. Last year over 1,400 sites were judged as meeting the high standards and awarded with a Green Flag in England and Wales. This is the second year the Green Flag Award has been awarded in Australia.