Alexandra Park receives Green Flag Award

Alexandra Park has this week received a prestigious Green Flag Award for an astonishing 15th year in a row, recognising it as one of the UK’s best green spaces in 2022.

The annual Green Flag Awards celebrate the importance of green spaces and the hard work that goes into maintaining them to the highest of standards. This year judges visiting Alexandra Park praised the close working between the Park team, John O’Conner grounds maintenance staff and various community groups, such as the Friends of Alexandra Park, who volunteer their time to care for the Park.

Research from YouGov and Keep Britain Tidy, published to coincide with the awards, shows that 84% of dog walkers across the UK state that going to a park makes them more relaxed, while 88% of parents said going to the park makes their young children happier. With results like that, the benefits of our Park are undeniable!

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It’s not just dog walkers and parents who find solace in Alexandra Park; there’s plenty to see and do for everyone. Glide pedalos effortlessly across the boating lake, pitch & putt yourself to golfing glory on our ten hole course or adventure seekers among you can head to Go Ape to swing through the treetops. Our acres of green space are perfect for picnics and sunbathing, not to mention a top-notch live events calendar which has seen the Red Bull Soapbox Race, Kaleidoscope festival and outdoor concerts from Primal Scream and Fat Freddy’s Drop this summer alone. On top of all of that, the Park boasts unrivalled panoramic views of London.

The Park was first formally opened in 1863. At 196 acres the it is home to 694 different types of plants, animals and fungi, including 212 different types of insects and 26 types of arachnids. Thirty-eight species in Alexandra Park are classed as rare or protected by legislation.

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team of staff and volunteers, the Park is open 365 days of the year for everyone to enjoy.