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Alexandra Park in Wood Green is one of the best in the country – and that’s official!

Today, Alexandra Park will receive its fourth Green Flag Award, a sign to visitors that the park is well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.  A high-quality green space in Haringey.

Alexandra Park is one of a record number of parks and green spaces receiving the Green Flag Award this year, ensuring that even more of us now have access to well-managed, high-quality green spaces.  The park also retained the Green Heritage Award.

In 2011, 1,288 parks and green spaces will fly either the Green Flag or Community Award, a sign that the value of green space is widely acknowledged as vital to our communities.

Interim General Manager, Andrew Gill said “After a successful year which included the superb Springwatch Wild Day Out and bioblitz, I am delighted we have retained the Green Flag and Green Heritage awards.”

“The awards recognise our excellent park management, the efforts of the staff every day of the year and of course, the work of the Friends of the Park.   Our visitors can have the confidence of knowing that the wonderful 196-acre park and the flora and fauna it contains are managed to the highest standards and that we also respect the historic integrity of the site surrounding the Victorian palace building.”

Phil Barton, Green Flag Plus Partnership chairman said “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who have worked hard throughout the year to keep their parks and green spaces at a high standard and ensure they are pleasant and enjoyable spaces for the whole community.

“The Green Flag Award Scheme, and its growth, is essential in driving up the standards of our parks and green spaces.  Access to quality green space is something we all desire and the scheme plays a key role in providing it.

“In these challenging financial times it is heartening that the number of Green Flag Awards continue to grow.  As the value of green space and the role it plays in our communities strengthens, we must ensure these high standards remain.”

All award-winning sites now have the chance to receive a further award from the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the People’s Choice Award.  This award is voted for by the public, so if you want to see your local park receive a national accolade as the people’s choice, then visit the Green Flag Award website now to register your vote.