Louth County Council awarded 4 Green Flags for Parks for 2021

The Green Flag Award is the benchmark international standard for publicly accessible parks and green spaces .The scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces around the world.

 

The number of Green Flag Awards for the best parks and gardens to visit in Ireland have surged again this year, with 32 local authorities and park operators now partnering with An Taisce in delivering the international scheme. This year over 2,300 public sites in 16 countries around the World have achieved Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award status.

 

This year participating countries include; Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

 

The Green Flag awards are available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, nature parks and green spaces from across the whole country. In order to achieve these awards applications for the award are judged over 27 different criteria by a national panel of Judges.

 

Louth County Council is delighted to announce that Green Flags status was again awarded at four of our parks which had previously been successful in achieving Green Flag status.

 

News that all four flags had been awarded for the following parks; Blackrock Park, St Helena Park, St Dominic’s Park and Ice house Hill Park was warmly received and reinforces an objective of our Corporate Plan ‘making Louth a great place to live’.

 

Louth County Council would also like to congratulate Dromiskin Community for their hard work and great achievement in being awarded a community Green Flag for 2021. The incredible work carried out by all community groups and individuals to keep our beautiful county clean and looking spectacular can never be underestimated.

 

The Council is proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in Louth for people to experience, and encourages the public to head outdoors, explore and enjoy their local area.

 

Parks and green spaces are vitally important and contribute to sustainable development goals in terms of the health and the emotional wellbeing of our communities. (Goal 3 and Goal 13 climate Action https://sdgs.un.org/goals)