Parks and open spaces in Barnet

Parks and open spaces in Barnet

The London Borough of Barnet, located on the northern periphery of London and having much of the area within its boundaries in the Metropolitan Green Belt, has a large number of parks and open spaces. In addition there are large areas taken over by cemeteries and golf courses, and part of Hampstead Heath.


  • Parks 1
    • Premier Parks 1.1
    • Other Parks and Green Spaces 1.2
  • Nature Reserves 2
    • Site of Special Scientific Interest 2.1
    • Local Nature Reserves 2.2
    • Sites of Nature Conservation Interest 2.3
  • Dollis Valley Greenwalk 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Premier Parks

Barnet describes its 16 main open spaces as 'premier parks', seven of which achieved a Green Flag Award for 2009/10:[1]

Other Parks and Green Spaces

The borough contains over 200 green spaces.[2] Some of them are:

Nature Reserves

Site of Special Scientific Interest

Local Nature Reserves

Barent has 7 Local Nature Reserves

Sites of Nature Conservation Interest

The Borough has 67 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, and these are listed in Nature reserves in Barnet. Some of them are:

Dollis Valley Greenwalk

The Dollis Valley Greenwalk, in Barnet is one of 11 green spaces throughout Greater London chosen to receive money for redevelopment by a public vote. The walk received £400,000 towards a variety of improvements, including better footpaths, and more lighting.[5] It follows Dollis Brook, which is also Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.

See also


  1. ^ "Premier parks". Barnet Council. 17 August 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Parks and open spaces". Barnet Council. 5 March 2009. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Highlands Gardens, London Gardens Online
  4. ^ Long Lane Pasture web site
  5. ^ London parks get £6m for revamp (BBC News) accessed 10 March 2009

External links

  • List of premier parks on the London Borough of Barnet's website
  • "Parks and open spaces in the Barnet area". London Borough of Barnet. 
  • List of sports facilities in Barnet parks
  • London Gardens OnlineList of parks and open spaces in Barnet on the London Parks & Gardens Trust's
  • Finchley Society, Finchley and Friern Barnet Green Spaces List