Saturday, 5 September 2009

National Award for Gwynedd Country Parks

Gwynedd Council’s two country parks have been rewarded for their standards as they scoop the prestigious national Green Flag Awards for the second year in a row.

This is the second year that Padarn Country Park in Llanberis and Glynllifon Country Park near Llandwrog have secured the prestigious Green Flag Award - the national standard for high quality Parks and Green Spaces.

The Green Flag status earmarks the Parks as being amongst the best in the country.

Councillor Roy Owen, the Portfolio Leader with responsibility for Gwynedd Council’s country parks said:

“We are delighted that the parks have secured this important award for the second year in a row. This national recognition proves that Gwynedd can boast of some of the most wonderful parks and open spaces which offer the county’s residents and visitors a unique experience.

“The fact that both parks have won the award for once again this year confirms that both Padarn and Glynllifon Country Parks provide a welcoming and well managed space for their local community.”

Barry Davies, Gwynedd Council Maritime and Country Parks Officer added:

“As a Council we are extremely pleased to have been awarded the national Green Flag awards for Parks in 2009. This recognises the commitment and dedication of the staff at each Park, and underlines what we already knew - that Glynllifon and Padarn Country Parks offer a great visitor experience and are comparable with the best country parks and open spaces within the United Kingdom.”

Sites that secure Green Flag Awards must be freely accessible to the public, and provide a welcoming and well managed space for their local community.

Sites are judged each year by a network of over 600 green space professionals; each winning site is entitled to fly the Green Flag to highlight their status.


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