More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,600 across the UK.
Alexandra Park in North London is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.
The Park is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
The award, now celebrating its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
The 196 acres of Grade II listed parkland remain an outstanding feature of Alexandra Park and Palace. It is part of the team and venue’s mission to maintain the Park for “public resort and recreation” and other public purposes. Not only does the park boast a delightful mixture of informal woodland, open grassland, formal gardens and attractions such as the boating lake, cafes and the pitch-and-putt course, but also overlooks one of the best panoramic views of London the capital has to offer. An estimated 2.8 million people visited the Park in 2015/16, with thousands attending high-profile events such as the Fireworks Festival and Summer Festival which make full use of the parkland.
Mark Evison, Alexandra Park Manager said: “It wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and support of our Grounds Staff and volunteers from the Friends of the Park.
We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the ninth year from Keep Britain Tidy.
“This Award recognises and highlights that people in North London and beyond are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.
International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Awards.
“All the flags flying this year are a testament to the efforts of the thousands of men and women, both staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”