Centennial Parklands has been awarded a Green Flag Award for the second straight year – an international award recognising best practice in park management.
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.
Here at the Parklands, we aim to create a more sustainable environment for the Parklands and future generations. At Moore Park Golf, we recently introduced LED lighting, solar panels and water-saving all-weather turf as part of $1.9 million investment to improve the driving range, greater course and historic club house. Though our newest, most exciting innovation is […]
Centennial Parklands has valued and encouraged innovative ways to support the environment since its inception nearly 130 years ago. The Park itself was design to address the city’s burgeoning need for an “additional air lung to the city”. Since then, its legacy has been to ensure the projects we embraced were for the benefit of […]
We are very lucky to have such beautiful Parklands to enjoy, right on the doorstep of the city. While there are many strategies and initiatives in place to keep Centennial Parklands looking spectacular, every little bit of help goes a long way! You can help us by adopting the ‘leave no trace’ approach when you visit […]
The Parklands is often recognised for its beautiful vistas. From lush woodland areas to pockets of ‘semi-wild’ open paddock, to rocky outcrops, to rolling greens set before a magnificent city skyline. This edition of Photos of the Week, ‘What A View!’ is a celebration of your striking photographs of some of the most iconic and romantic aspects of Centennial Park, […]
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