Last Modified February 11, 2013
Six parks managed by us have been declared as being among the best in the country, winning Green Flag Awards.
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. The scheme is run by The Civic Trust and recognises the best green spaces in the country, while rewarding excellent standard of park management.
Areas are judged on:
A welcoming place
Healthy, safe and secure
Well maintained and clean
Conservation and heritage
Hertsmere's award-winning parks
King George Recreation Ground in Bushey has won the award since 1999. Aberford Park in Borehamwood has won the flag since 2008. In Potters Bar, Oakmere Park has received the award ten times and Parkfield was awarded it for the fourth year in a row in 2012.
Fisher's Field Nature Reserve in Bushey has won a Green Flag Community Award four times. This is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces that are managed by voluntary and community groups.
The Bushey Rose Garden has won the Green Flag for the second time and has also been successful in receiving the prestigious Green Heritage Award due to the historic nature of the garden.
Thanks go to Borehamwood Four Parks Friends Group, Friends of King George Recreation Ground, Friends of Fishers Fields, Friends of the Rose Garden, garden volunteers and Friends of Potters Bar Parks who all volunteer their time to make the parks special places to visit, as well as John O’Conners Grounds Maintenance who carry out our maintenance works.