Forty Hall Park is recognised as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Forty Hall Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best parks in the world.

The Park, which contains a beautifully preserved seventeenth century manor house, is among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world, that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award / Green Flag Community Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Forty Hall Park & Estate comprises of 273 acres, with woodland and parkland. Visitors can discover medieval fishing ponds, a walled garden, lake, children’s play area, Forty Hall Farm, a family-run cafe and more. With the park dating back 400 years, there is a wealth of history to be enjoyed. Forty Hall itself is a is a Grade 1 Listed Jacobean Manor House set within the leafy grounds.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Guney Dogan, said: “We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into Forty Hall Park to such a high standard.

“A special mention needs to go to all the volunteers who make such extraordinary efforts to maintain, cultivate and promote the Park.”

International Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd, said: “It’s fantastic that we have more Green Flag Awards in the UK than ever before, joined this year by 131 International winners. Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

A number of events are taking place at Forty Hall over the summer, including an excavation of the ancient Elsyng Palace in the grounds, Livestock Festival and theatre productions by Heartbreak Productions. To find out more, sign up to Enfield Council’s newsletters.

Enfield is one of the greenest of the London boroughs and Council maintained open spaces account for 11% of the total area of the borough. Why not tell Enfield Council which is your favourite Enfield park? Send us your photos to @EnfieldCouncil on Twitter and use the hashtags #LoveParks and #ILoveEnfield. - Ends

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