Responding to the news, Dublin City Council commended the commitment and dedication of its parks staff to the improvement and care of its urban green spaces, neighbourhood and historic parks.
The longest serving and most widely recognised parks and green space accreditation programme in the world, the green flag is awarded on an annual basis, so each park must consistently meet high standards to gain or retain its status.
Applicants are judged across 27 criteria within eigt standards, all of which must be passed to allow for the Green Flag to be awarded.
“Following the pandemic, we have noticed a perceptible increase in public interest in local parks and a desire to enhance biodiversity and plant more trees,” said Leslie Moore, Dublin City Council City Parks Superintendent.
“Nine Green Flag Awards in 2023 demonstrates the progress that is being made, thanks to the support of the City Councillors who are committing the necessary resources to provide and maintain a network of quality parks for the needs of all ages, interests and abilities in every community.”
The 2023 Dublin City Council Green Flag Parks are Albert College Park, Glasnevin. Ballyfermot People’s Park, Blessington Street Park, North Inner City, Eamonn Ceannt Park, Crumlin, Father Collins Park, Clongriffin, Griffith Park, Glasnevin, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Poppintree Park, Ballymun and St Anne’s Park, Raheny/Clontarf.
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