Corkagh Park wins prestigious green flag award

Corkagh Park wins prestigious green flag award

By William O'Connor

South Dublin County Council received a prestigious Green Flag Award for Corkagh Park this year for 2017/2018.

The Green Flag Award is an international quality benchmark that recognises and rewards the provision of high-quality parks and green spaces.

corkagh parkPhoto by Liz O'Neill

Starting in the UK and currently established in more than 50 countries, the award scheme is administered in the Republic of Ireland by An Taisce.

Mayor Paul Gogarty, who raised the Green Flag on Tuesday last, said: “Corkagh Park is one of 36 public parks from across the country to achieve a Green Flag Award in 2017.

 Parks are judged against acknowledged international best practice and standards on a number of criteria, including cleanliness, horticultural standards, community involvement, sustainability, conservation and providing a warm welcome to users and visitors.

“The Green Flag Award is a highly regarded international benchmark that recognises and rewards the provision of high-quality parks and green spaces.

Corkagh Park is not widely known outside of the Clondalkin area, but that is slowly changing as more development is taking place and the local communities are growing in size.