What we do Grounds maintenance
We aim to ensure that green areas provide a safe place of enjoyment for people and wildlife. There are 10 main parks that we maintain on behalf of the council, and many other smaller green spaces, further enhancing the borough’s reputation as one of the greenest and most beautiful boroughs in the capital.
Our team looks after Ealing’s:
- open spaces
- nature conservation areas
- and sports pitches
Green Flags parks
Ealing is proud to have Green Flags flying over 22 of its parks and open spaces. The prestigious Green Flag Awards scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The awards are judged by more than 700 green space experts who assess using eight strict criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.
The borough is renowned for its number of parks and open spaces, and the best-known, Walpole Park. It holds a number of events every summer including the Ealing Jazz Festival and Ealing Comedy Festival.
Nature conservation sites
There are also four major nature conservation sites in Ealing:
Brent River Park, Hanwell
The riverside links the large open spaces of Pitshanger, Brent Lodge and Elthorne parks to give a wide range of recreation opportunities and some fantastic walks to be had. Large areas of the park are open to free public access, and there are about 50 roadside entrances for pedestrians throughout the park. Cycle paths run through parts of the park.
Horsenden Hill, Perivale UB6 0RD
A beautiful area of ancient woodland, grassland, ponds and hedgerows in Perivale. It provides a wonderful opportunity to experience nature and escape from city life.
Islip Manor Meadows, Northolt UB5 5ST
A wet meadow at the edge of Northolt, near the Target Roundabout. It can get very muddy so you may want to bring your wellies if you visit! In 1880 it was producing 100 tons of hay a year. The land was purchased by the Middlesex County Council and the borough council in the late 20’s and 30’s and today forms part of the green belt.
Northolt Greenford Countryside Park, also known as Northala Fields
There are many entrances into the park and good public transport links around the park. It links 110 hectares (270 acres) of open space in the northwest of the London Borough of Ealing, formed by linking smaller parks, playing fields and countryside sites to provide a varied habitat that includes meadows, scrub, woodlands, wetlands, ponds and small lakes. It is crossed by the A40 Western Avenue running west-east and the Grand Union Canal running north-south.