Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Recreation Aotearoa reveals New Zealand’s best parks and outdoor spaces of 2019/20
Recreation Aotearoa have named the 29 Green Flag Award® winning parks and open spaces in New Zealand this year.
The Green Flag Award® is an international programme that recognises and rewards parks and green spaces providing high quality and innovative recreational experiences for communities. The award sets a benchmark standard for recreational outdoor spaces worldwide. Parks are awarded based on a criterion marked by experienced Green Flag judges throughout the country.
This year two parks secured a Community Award: Te Mata Park in the Hawkes Bay and Auckland’s Randwick Park. The Award is given to sites that are welcoming, healthy, safe and secure. The sites must also be well maintained and with a strong environmental management plan and proven community connection.
Recreation Aotearoa Parks and Open Spaces Programme Manager and Green Flag judge, Karl Nesbitt noted “This year the Green Flag Award has been a positive challenge, with two new councils and seven new parks coming on board. As judges we’ve had the great opportunity to experience some of New Zealand’s quality places and spaces that are used by the community.
“A big thank you needs to go to the communities behind the management and delivery of these parks and to our judges who volunteer their time to share their knowledge with the park teams. We look forward to another year working with Green Flag Award recipients and sharing with the public the great spaces they provide.”
The Green Flag Award® is a great way for local parks to enhance public attraction and engagement, maximise funding and revenue opportunities and give communities a sense of civic pride.
The 2019/20 Green Flag Award® winning parks are:
Long Bay Regional Park, Auckland
Tawharanui Regional Park, Auckland
Wenderholm Regional Park, Auckland
Ambury Regional Park, Auckland
Olympic Park, Auckland
Parrs Park, Auckland
Sanders Reserve, Auckland
Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Shakespear Regional Park, Auckland
Taumanu Reserve, Auckland
Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
TECT All Terrain Park, Bay of Plenty
Otari-Wilton's Bush, Wellington
Wellington Botanic Gardens
Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington
Thompson House Park, Horowhenua
Driscoll Reserve, Horowhenua
Cornwall Park, Hastings
Flaxmere Park, Hastings
Havelock North Village Green, Hastings
King Edward Park, South Taranaki
Gisborne Botanic Garden
Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton
Tinwald Domain, Ashburton
For more information go to www.greenflagaward.org.uk
Image: Auckland’s Randwick Park
31st October 2019 - Royal Botanic Gardens’ the Calyx secures Parks and Leisure Australia award
28th October 2019 - Parks and recreation professionals make great career choice in delivering ‘joy’
25th October 2019 - YMCA and City of Casey release guidelines for safer skate parks
13th October 2019 - Concerns over plans for further private development in Tasmanian National Parks
17th September 2019 - New Zealand holiday parks help drive local economic activity
14th August 2019 - Phillip Island Nature Parks pays tribute to the World’s Rangers
13th May 2019 - Tauranga’s TECT Park secures Best of Parks Green Flag Award
20th November 2018 - 23 parks and open space areas in New Zealand receive Green Flag Awards
22nd May 2018 - Tapapakanga Regional Park retains Green Flag award
16th March 2018 - Auckland parks head list of Green Flags Award winners
11th March 2017 - Green Flags flying over Australian and New Zealand public parks
16th September 2012 - Green Flag Award launched in Australia and New Zealand
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
SimplySwim is a school management solution that helps swimming school owners and managers optimize operations by automating functions such as managing class schedules, billing and…read more
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!