It is one of four parks in Hounslow to be so lauded, alongside Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Boston Manor Park and Cranford Countryside Park, which won ‘Green Flags’ last year.
Cllr Adrian Lee, lead member for leisure and culture at the London Borough of Hounslow, said: “Over the past two years, there has been an enormous amount of work at Beaversfield Park to bring it up to scratch. This Green Flag award recognises that, and means it is ranked alongside some of Britain’s finest parks. It’s a worthy addition to this list of national treasures."
Beaversfield Park, in Rosemary Avenue, Hounslow West, has been steadily improved since winter 2007. In addition to a grass mosaic maze, a new family picnic area, two play areas for children and toddlers and a multi-sports area have been introduced or improved.
The park is a large area of open grassland with a raised area over an old air raid shelter, and the former tennis courts have been converted into multi-sports play areas. There are also bumblebee boxes at the northern boundary of the park.
A record 742 green spaces across the country, all freely accessible to the public have received a Green Flag Award – the national standard for quality parks and green spaces. Winners are judged to be welcoming and well maintained with the support and involvement of the local community.
Of the borough’s other winners, Cranford Country Park is jointly managed by the London Borough of Hillingdon, who also won awards for other parks, as reported on lookwest earlier.
For information on all winners please visit: www.greenflagaward.org.uk