Last Modified December 30, 2013
Hertsmere's parks are among the best in the UK - and that's official!
We've held on to all six of our Green Flag Awards this year meaning Hertsmere still has the highest number of Green Flag Awards in Hertfordshire.
Green Flags are a national standard which highlight quality green spaces which are well managed. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that a park or green space has the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
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 the longest running award history and has held the prestigious accolade for an impressive 15 years. Aberford Park in Borehamwood has won the flag for six years. In Potters Bar, Oakmere Park has received the award eleven times and Parkfield was awarded it for the fifth year in a row.
Fisher's Field Nature Reserve in Bushey has received a special Green Flag Community Award for the fifth time in recognition of the work carried out by local volunteers who manage the site in partnership with the council.
The Bushey Rose Garden has won the Green Flag for the third 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.