Te Mata Park, three time winner of the Green Flag Community Award, has been named as one of the ten best parks in the world. The Park has been awarded the highly coveted Top Ten Green Flag international award for 2020. “To be rated up there with the world’s greatest parks is an honour deeply felt,” commented Mike Devonshire, Chairman of Te Mata Park Trust Board. “The award is a huge accolade for the Park. It is testament to the dedication of volunteer hours that go into maintaining our wonderful asset, and also reiterates the significance of access to wild, green spaces for the health and wellbeing of communities.”
The Green Flag Award is an international award, signifying a park or green space of the highest integrity, judged by green space expert volunteers across several criteria. These criteria include safety of the space and encouragement of healthy lifestyle, cleanliness and maintenance, environmental management, biodiversity and heritage, community involvement, projects and achievements, and welcoming accessibility for all. Such a high international honour is received with great pride by the community and all those involved with the Park.
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