28 green flags for Hackney parks
Hackney’s parks and green spaces have maintained their record of 28 green flags, the award given to the very best parks worldwide, despite challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Recognising high standards of maintenance, biodiversity, community involvement and management, the Green Flag award is the international standard for well-run and accessible parks.
I’m so proud that Hackney has some of the best parks in London - and the country - which is testament to the incredible hard work of our parks service and our partnerships with fantastic local voluntary groups during the pandemic.
We know how important our parks are for people in Hackney, so we’ll continue to do everything we can to make sure they’re the welcoming, biodiverse, clean and inclusive places recognised by the green flag awards.
The Council has an ambitious programme of investment in its parks facilities, including: the new splash pad at Clissold Park; £5m to restore Abney Park Cemetery; £130k on Daubeney Fields; and, £2m for upgrading Shoreditch Park.