Top award for Burngreen Park

Kilsyth park commended for quality

The Bandstand

Burngreen Park in Kilsyth is one of 73 across Scotland presented with a Green Flag Award this year by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Burngreen Park, run by the council, has received the award acknowledging the quality outdoor space that it provides and the wider benefits it delivers for communities - including enabling and encouraging exercise, improving mental well-being and encouraging play for child development. 

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, commented: "I would like to congratulate North Lanarkshire Council for receiving this prestigious benchmark at Burngreen Park this year. It is pleasing to see their continued success and the number of Green Flag Awards in Scotland increasing year on year.

"Good quality green open spaces are vital to the health and wellbeing of local communities, families and individuals. Parks and open spaces are a fantastic asset - they are free to use and provide opportunities to exercise and socialise.

"With more Scottish parks flying the Green Flag Award than ever before, this record breaking number is a testament to the determination of park managers, local authorities and volunteers - whose hard work in turn brings about a raft of wider impacts on the community as a whole." 

Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of our Infrastructure Committee, said: "We are delighted to receive the Green Flag Award again for Burngreen Park. The park is very popular and offers something for everyone, from the beautiful floral displays, bandstand and fountain to the many play and sports facilities and our unique road system for kids on bikes.

"It is a focal point for the village and we are very proud that it has been recognised by Keep Scotland Beautiful's award scheme."

All parks are assessed by volunteer judges with a background in parks management, conservation or ecology. Applicants are judged against demanding criteria which include assessing whether the park or green space is welcoming and well-maintained.

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