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Fifteen of Hackney’s parks still the best in the country

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Hackney Council celebrated retaining its fifteen Green Flags, which recognise the UK’s best green spaces.

National environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy re-awarded the 15 prestigious flags to parks in Hackney, among the highest in London.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
This is great news for Hackney and it really highlights the quality of our parks and green spaces, from the beautifully restored Clissold Park to Butterfield Green, a small local park with a community orchard planted by local people – our parks really do have something for everyone. I’d also like to congratulate staff and park users who do so much to make our parks amongst the best in London.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council


Green Flags encourage a high level of environmental standards, creating a benchmark of excellence.

Hackney has the highest proportion of open space of any inner London borough, ranging from the biggest concentration of football pitches at Hackney Marshes to Hoxton Square, a beautiful garden square.

To find out more about Hackney’s award winning parks visit www.hackney.gov.uk/community-parks or: www.keepbritaintidy.org/greenflag

The full list of winning parks keeping a green flag:

Butterfield Green, N16
Cassland Road Gardens, E9
Clapton Pond, E5
Clapton Square, E5
Clissold Park, N16
De Beauvoir Square, N1
Hackney Downs, E5
Hackney Marshes, E9
Haggerston Park, E2
Hoxton Square, N1

London Fields, E8

Shoreditch Park

Springfield Park

St John at Hackney Churchyard Gardens

Well Street Common, E9

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