Alexandra Park has been recognised as one of Britain’s best open spaces after being awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for a sixth consecutive year.
Alexandra Park’s 196 acres of Grade II listed parkland is managed by a specialist team who ensure the historic free open space remains very much at the heart of the local community.
The national award is managed by environmental charity ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ and is the benchmark standard for green spaces in the UK.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive for Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive another Green Flag Award for Alexandra Park especially in its 150th anniversary year.
“This award is evidence of all the excellent hard work that has been invested into the Park by the dedicated team who work around the clock to make sure it is maintained for the public and conserved for the future.
“The Park is visited by more than one million people each year and the professionalism of our team guarantees that despite this high foot fall and the attraction of our year-round events programme, the Park continues to be a place of recreation and relaxation for everyone to enjoy.
“It also ensures that the abundant wildlife, rare habitats including acid grassland and the diverse species of animals and plans are all well protected.
“Alexandra Park is a vital green lung for North Londoners and this award recognises that people in Haringey are benefitting from a beautifully maintained green space of the very highest quality.”
This year a record 1,447 awards were given to parks and green spaces across the country.
This number highlights that more people than ever before now have access to well-managed quality green spaces, vital to people’s health and wellbeing.
Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd said: “We are thrilled to announce yet another record-breaking year for Green Flag Award parks and green spaces.
“A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the hard work and dedication of all the parks managers, staff and volunteers who have helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy.
“Quality green spaces are absolutely essential to happy, healthy communities. They are fundamental to our quality of life, whether in cities, towns or villages. That is why it is so significant that we have given out more awards than ever before.”