Centennial Parklands has won a fifth consecutive Green Flag Award in 2017, firmly cementing its status as one of the world’s best public parks and a leader in the realm of green space management practices.
It also makes the Parklands one of just six across Australia to receive the accolade in 2017!
What is a Green Flag Award?
The Green Flag Award is an international benchmark for high quality parks and green spaces.
Judging scores are based on several criteria including sustainability, cleanliness, horticultural standards, community involvement and providing a warm welcome.
When Green Flag judges made a visit to Centennial Parklands, they found that it was in excellent condition, given that the Sydney green space hosts more than 25 million visits every year.
With a rapidly growing urban population surrounding the Park and so many different user groups, this is great to hear.
The award tells us that our environment and facilities are up to scratch – and that you really are benefiting from a green space of the highest quality!
Why are we world-class?
Here are just a few things we’ve been up to over the past 12 months to maintain that quality:
- Upgrades to the field surfaces at Queens Park, which will allow for more community sport to be played through wetter winter months;
- Installation of accessible softfall surfaces at two of our largest playgrounds and Fearnley Grounds;
- A stroller-friendly pathway near Duck Pond adjacent to Parkes Drive;
- Construction underway for the exciting $4 million Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden;
- Resurfacing of several roads in Centennial Park including Musgrave Avenue and Robinson Drive to make them more smooth and even.
And those other Australian parks that won Green Flag Awards this year?
- Sydney Park, Sydney
- Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne
- Royal Park, Melbourne
- Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
- Southbank Parklands, Brisbane
We are sure you will agree… nice, but not quite Centennial Parklands!