Major events such as Wireless Festival are not to blame for the suspension of Finsbury Park’s green flag status, according to the council.
Finsbury Park and Downhill Park are no longer flying the green flag – an award that recognises well-managed parks and green spaces – while the council deals with issues such as graffiti and damaged bins.
Haringey Council rents out space in nine parks and recreation spaces, including Downhills and Finsbury, for events ranging from antiques markets to major music festivals.
But the council said events such as Finsbury Park’s Wireless Festival – which recently had its license reviewed following complaints over noise, drug-dealing, litter damage and other issues – were not linked to the current problems.
Councillor Kirsten Hearn, cabinet member for environment, said: “In Haringey we have some amazing green spaces and we work tirelessly to keep them in the best possible condition.
“As with many busy London parks, Finsbury Park gets thousands of visitors. We have a comprehensive clean-up programme and spend thousands of pounds on our parks each year.
“We are making improvements to both parks and are keen to work with Keep Britain Tidy to make sure the green flags are flying again shortly.”