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Spain flies the flag for the first time

05 July 2017

Parque del Agua in Zaragoza, is the first park in Spain to achieve the coveted Green Flag Award.

Green Flags have been flying over the best of the UK’s parks and green spaces for 21 years. In recent years they have been joined by sites in Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and the United Arab Emirates and for the first time this year Spain. 

Parque del Agua is a large urban park in Zaragoza, North Eastern Spain, managed by Desarrollo Expo. The management ethos of the park is ecological and environmental – the site hosted Zaragoza’s 2008 International Expo “Water and sustainability”.

Alberto Ipas from Parque del Agua, said “Everyone at Parque del Agua is delighted that we are the first winner of a Green Flag Award in Spain. We work so hard to make this park better and better every day. We try to improve, taking ideas from other Green Flag Award members and listening to our visitors. You are all welcome to visit our park when you are in Spain.”

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award Manager at Keep Britain Tidy, said “We are delighted that the Green Flag Award is now recognising the best managed green spaces across the world. A flag flying for the first time in Spain is a celebration of all the hard work that has gone into managing Parque del Agua to such a high standard. We look forward to many more of Spain’s parks achieving the Green Flag Award in future years.”