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Green Flag Sites

Did you know that there are 20 Green Flag award winning parks and open spaces across the Borough? Why not take some time to pay a visit?


The Green Flag Award is an international certification which recognises parks and open spaces with high levels of maintenance, facilities and community involvement.  

Included in the 2017/18 awards were a few first-time winners, including Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Hazelbank Park and Gideons Green, Mill Race Trail, Valley Park and Wallace Park.

Ballyeaston Church Ruin received a second Green Flag Community Award. The site which is managed and maintained by volunteers from Ballyeaston Village Committee.

Parks and open spaces are an important resource for people and wildlife. So, if you want to blow the winter cobwebs away or simply take the dog for a walk, explore the list below to find somewhere special to suit you in the Borough!

  • Newtownabbey Way
  • Kilbride Cemetery
  • Mallusk Cemetery
  • V36, Valley Park and Glas-na-braden
  • Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Hazelbank Park and Gideons Green
  • SixMile Water Park
  • Ballynure Graveyard
  • Mill Race Trail
  • Wallace Park
  • Rashee Cemetery
  • Ballyeaston Church Ruin – Community Site

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