Four Dundee Parks Receive Prestigious Green Flag Awards 2013

29 July 2013

Four parks in Dundee – Baxter Rock Garden, Baxter Park, Templeton Woods and Trottick – will fly the prestigious Green Flag this year.

Baxter Park

http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/park-summary/?ParkID=921

Templeton Woods

http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/park-summary/?ParkID=1476

Barhhill Rock Garden

http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/park-summary/?ParkID=552

Trottick

http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/park-summary/?ParkID=640

The Green Flag Award is the benchmark for a quality green space. They are administered in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the independent environmental charity.

Parks are assessed by volunteer judges who usually have a background in parks management, conservation or ecology.

They judge against eight criteria testing whether the park or green space is: welcoming; healthy, safe and secure; clean and well-maintained; sustainable; manages conservation and heritage; has community involvement; markets itself, and has good management. 

This is great news with four of our city parks rightly being awarded for their quality and for what they give their communities.

We should be proud of our park managers, their staff and particularly the local volunteers who work all year round in rain or shine to make these parks beautiful.

While these awards are admirable, I do wonder why none of the parks in Broughty Ferry were apparently not worthy of an award.