Dock Park in Dumfries has secured a coveted ‘Green Flag’ award for the fourth year running.

The news was announced today (17 July) by Keep Scotland Beautiful and means the iconic park has secured a Green Flag every year since its £2m refurbishment.

The national Green Flag Award is judged on set criteria including park maintenance, sustainability, community involvement and heritage.

In 2014, as a result of a public vote, Dock Park also won the Green Flag People’s Choice Award in Scotland.

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth:

“The regeneration of the Dock Park has been a fantastic success and has proven to be a worthy investment by the council and Heritage Lottery Fund. Visitors and local families alike regard the park as a real jewel in the crown for Dumfries, which is why it has once again secured Green Flag status. It’s a status that is widely recognised across the UK and beyond and sends a clear signal to visitors that the park is a worthy attraction to visit, so I hope this success will help continue to grow the number of people visiting the park and the rest of Dumfries.” 

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