Group of children playing in Cathnor Park in the sunshine

Eighteen world class parks and green spaces in H&F

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Image captionCathnor Park in Shepherds Bush is the latest green space to be awarded the coveted Green Flag status

Cathnor Park in Shepherds Bush has been added to the long list of green spaces in H&F to be awarded the coveted Green Flag status.

The new addition brings to the total number of accredited parks to 18, now holding the prestigious accolade that recognises world class facilities.

The award reflects the dedication of Hammersmith & Fulham Council to protecting its green spaces for future generations and the hard work of local ‘friends’ groups who play a pivotal role in this success.

“We’re incredibly lucky to live in such a leafy and green corner of London with access to so many high-class green spaces,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how vital these spaces are to mental health and wellbeing, as well as their importance in supporting local leisure activities and our natural ecology by helping local biodiversity.”

The Green Flag awards reflect the hard work of the council’s parks staff and the many residents and ‘Friends’ groups who work closely alongside the council to keep our parks are safe, clean and pleasant.

General view of Cathnor Park and surrounding houses in Shepherds Bush
Image caption: Cathnor Park in Shepherds Bush

Parks with the highest possible standards

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag scheme - now in its 24th year - uses strict criteria to identify parks with the highest standards of cleanliness, horticulture and facilities.

It recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.

Expert judges visit all the applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

H&F’s impressive tally means the majority of residents and businesses are just a short distance from a high-quality green space and can enjoy the proven health benefits they bring.

The 18 sites awarded Green Flag status in H&F are:

  • Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace, SW6
  • Brook Green, W6
  • Cathnor Park, W12
  • Frank Banfield Park, W6
  • Furnivall Gardens, W6
  • Hammersmith Park, W12
  • Hurlingham Park, SW6
  • Marcus Garvey Park, W14
  • Margravine Cemetery, W6
  • Norland North Open Space, W11
  • Normand Park, W14
  • Ravenscourt Park, W6
  • South Park, SW6
  • St Paul’s Gardens, W6
  • St Peter’s Square, W6
  • Wendell Park, W12
  • Wormholt Park, W12
  • William Parnell Park (Pineapple Park), SW6.

A Green Flag flying overhead in H&F’s parks is a sign to the residents that the park boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Find out more about Hammersmith & Fulham’s parks and open spaces.

Mother and young girl using the playground equipment in Cathnor Park
Image caption: Families using the play equipment in Cathnor Park

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