Victoria Park favourite for the third time

Victoria Park

Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets. Pic: John Davies

Residents of Tower Hamlets have voted Victoria Park as one of the nation’s favourite green spaces for the third time in the row.

Victoria Park has been awarded with the Green Flag Award more than any other park in the country.

Around 30,000 people chose their 10 favourite parks from 1,700 parks located throughout the UK.

The park itself contains many recreational facilities including a boating pond, football pitches, a cricket ground and tennis courts.

Other interesting features include Burdett-Coutts Fountain, three canal bridges and the Dogs of Alcibiades statues.

John Biggs, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “It’s an amazing achievement and we should congratulate all those who work to make Victoria Park such a wonderful local attraction, not least the many volunteers who have been involved in projects throughout the park this year.”

“Victoria Park is a much-loved and well-used gem. This award, for the third year running, is a tremendous testament to all the hard work that goes into running the park and shows just how fondly local people appreciate this precious resource.”

Councillor Asma Begum, said: “We are fortunate to have such a wonderful open space here in Tower Hamlets, one that I would encourage everyone to enjoy.”

Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award manager, said: “We are delighted that Victoria Park has once again been chosen by the public as one of their favourite parks in the UK. The park really does provide something for everyone and is a real credit to the managers, staff, friends group and volunteers who work tirelessly to achieve the Green Flag Award each year. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

Victoria Park opened in 1845 and it is one of the London’s biggest and most popular parks, as its annual number of visits reached 9 million people.

The Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised prize, managed by the environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy.

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