We'll Keep The Green Flag Flying Here
Northala Fields voted one of best parks in the country
Northala Fields within the Northolt and Greenford Countryside Park has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the third year running, recognising it as one of the best parks in the country.
Green Flags are awarded annually and are judged against eight criteria, including how clean and well maintained the park is, its sustainability, its community involvement and how sound its management is.
Northala Fields was opened in Spring 2008 and its iconic hills have become a landmark for anyone travelling along the A40. It was built on 45 acres of derelict land, using debris from the demolition of the original Wembley stadium and rubble from the construction of the Westfield Shopping Centre in White City to build four large conical mounds.
As well as having two attractive playgrounds for younger visitors, the park also hosts a number of natural habitats such as wildlife ponds and wildflower grasslands, as well as a model boating lake and six fishing lakes.
Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, cabinet member for Customer and Community Services, said: “Ealing is one of the greenest boroughs in London and we are very proud of our parks and open spaces.
“Northala Fields is our newest park and has some really unique features. It is immensely popular with residents and visitors from further a field and I’m very pleased that it has won a Green Flag for the third year running. I hope this award encourages anyone who hasn’t visited yet to come and see how fantastic it is for themselves.”
Councillor Julian Bell, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “Northala fields has become very popular since it opened. I am delighted that it will be flying the Green Flag again this year as the scheme recognises some of the best green spaces in the country.”
A new visitor centre is currently being built at Northala Fields and is scheduled to open in late September. It will provide public toilets, a café, a classroom for use by local schools and offices for the Get Hooked Ealing fishing project.
2 August 2010