Green Flag Awarded To Tralee Town Park For First Time

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AN Taisce has awarded a Green Flag for Tralee Town Park for the first time.

Only awarded for exceeding tough environmental standards in green space management, and excellence of visitor attractions – the Green Flag Award for Parks is the mark of a quality park or green space and is recognised throughout the world.

Back in November 2018, the then Mayor of Tralee Cllr Graham Spring put forward a motion at a meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors, to consider applying for the the Green Flag considering the reception that this award receives both nationally and internationally in relation to quality and attractiveness of green spaces.

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Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Terry O’Brien said the announcement is wonderful news for Tralee: “I have always remarked that Tralee Town Park is the jewel in the crown of our beautiful town. This will help to further raise the profile of this fabulous amenity at the heart of the town centre. I want to pay tribute to the staff of Tralee Municipal District, our gardeners, and to park users generally for helping to achieve this very significant award for the Town Park.”

In all, 84 Irish Parks and Gardens from across the Republic of Ireland will receive their 2020 Green Flags, including Childers Park and Woodlands in Listowel.”

The 2020 awards were available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, nature parks and green spaces from across the whole country.

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  1. IS THIS A JOKE???….What about all the winos and druggies hanging around the town park …Its so bad and so intimidating that our group of 5 adults have stopped walking around there in the evenings !! It just doesn’t feel safe in the evenings especially after 6pm