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Green flag to fly at award-winning Harold Park

City of Sydney park honoured with Green Flag Award.

COS Harold Park (194)

The City of Sydney has received the prestigious Green Flag Award for its ever popular Harold Park.

Awarded by Parks & Leisure Australia, the Green Flag Awards recognise excellence in the management and servicing of parks and open spaces.

Since opening in 2018, Harold Park has proven to be a safe, accessible and well-maintained park with quality facilities for families, residents and visitors.

The 3.8-hectare park has a custom-built playground, barbecues and picnic shelters, cycling and walking paths, and open space for recreation and public art.

As part of a larger network of green open spaces along the Glebe Foreshore, Harold Park helps provide a green corridor for biodiversity.

Native plants including shrubs, grasses, sedges and indigenous tree species – all sourced and grown locally – provide habitat for local wildlife and help increase the City’s green canopy.

An extensive stormwater harvesting and treatment system meets 80% of the park’s irrigation needs.

Harold Park met 27 criteria to win the award.

Published 4 November 2019