Hertsmere's parks are among the best in the UK - and that's official!

We've held on to all seven of our Green Flag Awards this year and obtained a new one at Meadow Park.
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
  • Sustainability
  • Conservation and heritage
  • Community involvement
  • Management
  • Marketing

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 25 years.

Aberford Park in Borehamwood has won the flag for 15 years. In Potters Bar, Oakmere Park has received the award 21 times and Parkfield was awarded it for the 15th year in a row.

Fisher's Field & Park Local Nature Reserve in Bushey has received a special Green Flag Community Award for the 15th 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 13th time and has also been successful in receiving the prestigious Green Heritage Award due to the historic nature of the garden.

In 2018 Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake won the award for the very first time and retained it for the sixth time in 2023.

And in 2023, Meadow Park won the award for the first time in recognition to the ongoing improvements to the park and the importance it holds for the local community.

Volunteers and maintenance

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 Warren Estate Residents Association 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.