Green Flags for Local Favourites in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush

Two much loved parks in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status, boosting the borough’s tally of world-class green spaces to 13. Furnivall Gardens and Wormholt Park meet the strict criteria for the best parks in the country. The Green Flag scheme, in its 21st year, recognises parks with the highest standards of cleanliness, horticulture and facilities. John Horton says, “These beautiful green spaces are two jewels in the crown of Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. Each time a park receives a Green Flag accolade, it increases the desirability of the surrounding properties. The combination of our superb council services and local residents who take such pride in these parks has created world class green spaces right here in West London.”

Furnivall Gardens on Hammersmith Riverside, a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, commands sweeping views across of the Thames and Hammersmith Bridge. Wormholt Park in Shepherds Bush benefits from an active Friends group, formed in 2011, that encourages local involvement and has significantly improved the park.

Councillor Wesley Harcourt, H&F’s Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services, says, “We want to be the greenest borough in the country and key to that is protecting our parks for future generations of residents and visitors. This superb news is testament to the hard work of the staff who maintain the parks and the local residents and ‘friends of’ groups that we work closely with to preserve them.”

The 13 sites awarded Green Flag status are:
• Bishop’s Park and Fulham Palace
• Hurlingham Park
• South Park
• Normand Park
• Frank Banfield Park
• Margravine Cemetery
• Brook Green
• Ravenscourt Park
• St Peter’s Square
• Norland North Open Space
• Hammersmith Park
• Furnivall Gardens
• Wormholt Park