Joint work between volunteers, park user groups and council park teams earns our parks national recognition.
Everyone loves our parks and open spaces, and thanks to the huge amount of work put in by volunteers, park user groups and the council’s parks team, 6 parks have once again won the prestigious Green Flag Awards.
Headstone Manor Recreation Ground, Pinner Memorial Park, Harrow Recreation Ground, Roxeth Recreation Ground, Kenton Recreation Ground and Canons Park will soon hoist their brand new Green Flags.
Cllr Anjana Patel, cabinet member for Environment and Community Safety said:
“This is fantastic news for Harrow. Our parks are great places to relax, exercise and meet family and friends.
“I know a lot of work has taken place behind the scenes to attain these 6 Green Flag Awards – in fact we made this one of our key flagship actions. I’d like to thank residents who volunteer their time in Park User Groups and everyone else who has been involved in achieving this – it is a testament to ensure residents can enjoy using our high-quality parks.”
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.
The borough’s Green Flag parks are:
Grade II-listed Canons Park includes The King George V Memorial Garden, a walled garden, which was originally part of the Duke of Chandos’ kitchen gardens and was re-designed in the 1930s, once the park became open to the public.
Harrow Recreation Ground provides excellent sports facilities including cricket squares, football pitches, a bowling green, tennis courts and a basketball court and is home to Harrow Bowls Club, one of the largest Middlesex bowls clubs with an affiliation to national, county and district associations.
Roxeth Recreation Ground has a number of features including a children’s playground, green gym, tennis, football and cricket facilities.
Pinner Memorial Park includes a bowling green and a pond with ducks and geese and a small aviary of budgerigars. An ornamental 'Peace Garden' also provides a quiet place to sit and relax.
Kenton Recreation Ground includes sporting facilities, including basketball and cricket and is home to a BMX track that opened last year.
Headstone Manor it is the remaining land of one of the largest farms near London with over 500 acres in size. The land has been owned by influential people including the Archbishop of Canterbury and Henry VIII. The park was officially given its first Green Flag Status in 2022 and over the last 7 years has undergone major restoration programme to upgrade its features and improve flood risks.