Hackney prides itself on having one of the largest sections of eco-friendly spaces in inner London. There are close to 60 parks, open spaces and gardens which collectively add up to approximately 280 ha. It also has the largest concentration of football pitches throughout Europe. What is the one most significant fact is that over 20 of these parks have received the green flag award. Apart from these eco-friendly spaces, Hackney is also home to a few leisure centres.