THE picturesque surroundings of Dungannon Park have just been awarded a prestigious Green Flag title for the first time in its 25 year history.
The award, which was presented to Dungannon Council officials at a ceremony in Stormont, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
Mayor of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough, Cllr Roger Burton, congratulated those council employees responsible for the management and upkeep of Dungannon Park on their achievements when he chaired the monthly council meeting last week.
The council’s Parks Manager, Nigel Hill, said: “Dungannon Park was officially opened to the public in August 1989 and it is fitting that as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations such an achievement now marks this mile stone in the history of the park.
“We are delighted to be amongst the Award Winners that includes Stormont Estate, Belfast Botanic Gardens and Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park and it is testimony to the effort and dedication of the Council’s grounds staff that we are able to be here to present Dungannon Park as a quality accredited green space and collect our Green Flag Award.”
The Green Flag Award is one of a number of accreditation schemes that recognises excellence in the management of our public space. Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful also manages the Blue Flag Award for well managed and clean beaches.
Together the Green and Blue Flag Awards are a sign that the area you are visiting is managed to high standards, which have been independently verified.