Kilbroney Park Awarded Prestigious Green Flag Award
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is celebrating the award of a Green Flag to Kilbroney Park. The award marks the first time that Kilbroney has been recognised for its success in exceeding environmental standards for green space management and visitor facilities. The Park is just one of 71 parks and green spaces honoured for their efforts.
The Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised certification for environmental quality management for parks and open green spaces and is growing from strength to strength.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “The Council is proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in our district for people to experience, and we encourage the public to head outdoors.
“We are particularly pleased that Kilbroney Park has received a Green Flag Award, which is a sign of a well-managed, clean and safe park. With many people increasingly relying on their local park as a place to exercise, relax and have fun, quality green space has never been more important.
“It is a real achievement to receive the Green Flag award and it is testament to the outstanding work of the entire team to maintain the facilities and ensure that our guests enjoy a safe and welcoming visit.”
Kilbroney Park provides 97 acres of beautiful parkland with many important trees including the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year 2016 ‘Old Homer’. The park provides opportunities for play, the CS Lewis inspired Narnia walking trail, a tranquil fairy glen and bicycle trails.