Success for two public Parks in Co Laois!
On Thursday 19th July Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal – Damien English presented Green Flag Awards to:
Páirc an phobail Portlaoise ( for the 3rd year in a row)
Peoples Park Portarlington (their 1st year entry into the Green Flag Award for Parks Scheme)
The Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised Award.
Minister English commented that “the Green Flag Awards encourage the provision of good quality public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways. The act of planning, creating, and using a public utility, be it a community garden, park or open space, brings people, communities and neighbours together. It is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle to have access to, and to be able to enjoy, outdoor amenities particularly those which are so well tended and maintained”.