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.
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
- Community involvement
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 21 years.
Aberford Park in Borehamwood has won the flag for 12 years. In Potters Bar, Oakmere Park has received the award 17 times and Parkfield was awarded it for the eleventh year in a row.
Fisher's Field & Park Local Nature Reserve in Bushey has received a special Green Flag Community Award for the eleventh 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 ninth 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 second time in 2019.
Volunteers and maintenance
Thanks go to Borehamwood Four Parks Friends Group, Friends of King George, 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.