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Colin Glen Forest Park Wins Green Flag Award

Colin Glen Forest Park has recently been awarded the Green Flag Award by the Civic Trust. The Forest Park, located on the Stewartstown Road between Belfast and Lisburn, is a 200 acre wooded glen on the banks of the Colin River, a tributary of the River Lagan. The Park also features a lake, wildlife ponds, open meadows and spectacular views over the city of Belfast.

The Green Flag Award is the national standard for quality parks and green spaces and Colin Glen Forest Park was commended at the awards ceremony as the only non-council owned park to win the award. 

The Park is managed by Colin Glen Trust whose main aims are to conserve and enhance the biodiversity and wildlife of the Forest Park, and to provide an open and welcoming community space. The Trust works in close partnership with local neighbourhood groups, environmental interest groups, volunteer groups and local service providers and organises a wide range of educational and recreational events for the public, including wildflower walks, grow your own vegetable demonstrations, 'bat nights', tree planting days and orienteering events.

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3 August 2009