New Green Flag for Cardiff park takes total to 16

16 prestigious Green Flags have been awarded to parks and green spaces managed by Cardiff Council, Keep Wales Tidy have announced.

Hendre Lake Park in Rumney has become the latest park to achieve the coveted international accolade, which are judged by independent green space experts against a range of strict criteria including biodiversity, community involvement, cleanliness and environmental management.

With 19% of the city being publicly accessible green space, Cardiff is home to some beautiful Green Flag sites, and a total of 35 awards were made in total.

The full list of green spaces managed by Cardiff Council to achieve Green Flag status are:

  • Bute Park
  • Cardiff Bay Barrage
  • Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve
  • Cathays Cemetery
  • Flat Holm Island
  • Forest Farm
  • Grange Gardens
  • Hailey Park
  • Heath Park
  • Hendre Lake Park
  • Parc Cefn Onn
  • Roath Park
  • Rumney Hill Gardens
  • Thornhill Cemetery
  • Victoria Park
  • Waterloo Gardens 


Bute Park and Cathays Cemetery also retained their Green Heritage status.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, Cllr Jennifer Burke-Davies, said: "The fact that Cardiff has more Green Flag spaces than anywhere else in Wales is a credit to the hard work, passion and commitment of our teams, and all the Friends groups and volunteers who help care for our fantastic green spaces.

"You only have to look at the pandemic to see how much value place on access to green spaces and we're determined that over the coming years as we work to make Cardiff stronger, fairer, and greener, we'll deliver even more high-quality parks and green spaces, particularly in areas of the city where deprivation is highest."

Green Flag Co-ordinator, Lucy Prisk, said: "The last few years have really shown us just how important high-quality parks and green spaces are to our communities. With more visitors than ever enjoying our green spaces, I'd like to congratulate the staff and volunteers in Cardiff who have maintained excellent standards at the 35 awarded sites - 16 of these amazing sites, including Cathays Cemetery, Victoria Park and the newly awarded Hendre Lake, are managed by Cardiff Council."

The Green Flag award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government.

A full list of award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website