Four more Hillingdon green spaces awarded Green Flag status

Tuesday 26 July 2022: Hillingdon Council has once again been recognised for its outstanding parks and open spaces, after four more have scooped prestigious Green Flag Awards.

View of the pond at Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge
The awards - which celebrate the most beautiful and well-managed outdoor spaces nationally and internationally - were given to Rosedale Park (Hayes), Moorhall Recreation Ground (Harefield), Rockingham Recreation Ground (Uxbridge) and Hillingdon House Farm (Uxbridge).  

The new additions bring the borough's new total to 67 awards (66 of which are maintained by the council) - this is the most flags held by any local authority for the tenth year running.  

The annual Green Flag Award scheme, judged by a group of environmental charities including Keep Britain Tidy, recognises accessible green spaces and is the national standard for public parks.  

To be awarded a Green Flag, parks and green spaces must meet stringent criteria, that show them to be welcoming, community-orientated, friendly to the environment, well-managed and clean. 

Rosedale Park: Quiet, tranquil park situated just off the Uxbridge Road and the home of Rosedale Bowls Club. A great park for sports and leisure with tennis courts, multi-user games area and basketball hoop, but also benefiting from newly-planted trees and wildflower areas. 

Moorhall Recreation Ground: Friendly, open-plan, park situated right next to the Community Centre in Harefield. Featuring a popular children's playground, tennis courts, multi-user games area, with wildflower patches and newly-planted trees.  

Rockingham Recreation Ground:Featuring open playing fields, a children's play area, rows of leafy trees and flanked by the Fray's River this park close to Uxbridge town centre is always popular with locals. Football pitches and a ball court help visitors keep active. 

Hillingdon House Farm:The open space, situated right behind the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex in Uxbridge, has recently had a biodiversity boost after special waterways were created to help newts and wildlife navigate between water channels. Each week, volunteers help with work to encourage wildlife and general upkeep.

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services,said: "We're committed to making Hillingdon a greener, cleaner and healthier borough for everyone and we're delighted that our investment in our parks and green spaces has been recognised by the prestigious Green Flag Awards." 

For more information on the awards and a full list of sites in Hillingdon, visit

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