Chapultepec Bosque in Mexico City, Mexico is awarded Gold. In the largest conurbation in the Americas the park offers a 7 square km green lung to millions of people. By citizens´ and city engagement it is now well on its way to be restored to its full potential providing recreation, culture, history and biodiversity.
Shakespear Regional Park is awarded Silver. A peri-urban park, it offers the residents of Auckland, the most populous urban area in New Zealand, easy access to a large nature reserve with rich biodiversity in close proximity to the city. Well protected and managed vegetation and wild life – in cooperation with Maori representatives – trails, beaches and lodging provide urbanites with nature experiences and recreation.
Penang City Park in Georgetown, a large city in Malaysia, is awarded Bronze. It is a well-equipped and well managed large park on the outskirts of the city, full of amenities for all ages. It provides sports and play opportunities in a well-groomed green surrounding. NGOs take an active part in arranging events in the park.
Queen´s Park, Invercargill, New Zealand, is awarded Bronze. It is a city park, centrally located in the town, providing strolling opportunities in a series of gardens with various themes. A large part of the park holds a golf course.
Hasan Celal Güzel Millet Bahçesi receives an honorary recognition for providing the citizens of Gaziantep, Turkey, a full range of sports facilities, centrally located in the city.
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