Councils across Northern Ireland are celebrating success in the Green Flag awards.
Among them is Belfast City Council, whose 15 pristine parks have achieved prestigious Green Flag status for consistently maintaining high quality standards.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s amenities at Castle Gardens and Wallace Park are also on the award winning list, as are parks in other council areas.
The UK wide Green Flag status is awarded to parks that show excellence in management and maintaining clean aesthetic open spaces. It’s also awarded to parks promoting conservation and heritage, environmental sustainability, safety and good community involvement.
Dr. Ian Humphreys, Chief Executive Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the hundreds of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”