Ambury Farm receives international award

AWARD WINNING: Ambury Regional Park, the home of many farm animals, has been recognised in the 2013 Green Flag Awards
AWARD WINNING: Ambury Regional Park, the home of many farm animals, has been recognised in the 2013 Green Flag Awards

Ambury Farm has received global recognition.

The regional park at Mangere Bridge is one of two Auckland Council parks to be acknowledged in the prestigious Green Flag Awards.

Tapapakanga Regional Park at Orere Pt has also been recognised in the inaugural Australasian section of the awards.

Ambury Regional Park is an educational farm park set in a volcanic landscape with opportunities to camp, walk and bird watch, all within 20 minutes of the city centre.

Tapapakanga Regional Park is a coastal farm park that offers camping, white sand beaches, mountain biking and walking trails, safe swimming and boating opportunities.

Acting manager of parks, sports and recreation Mace Ward says it's outstanding two Auckland Council parks made the list of just 12 across Australia and New Zealand.

"These two regional parks are fine examples of recreation opportunities and conservation programmes complementing each other.

"We are proud that Aucklanders have access to some of the best parks in Australasia."

The Green Flag Award is an international award that assesses the quality of parks across a number of categories.

It includes a park's safety record, quality of the facilities, management of the environment, historical features, and as great places for recreation.

Manukau Courier