Five Wandsworth parks have won an international acclaimed award, after they were dubbed as some of the country’s best green spaces.

On Friday (July 29), five parks across the Wandsworth borough were awarded the Green Flag Award, after the “hard work and dedication” of staff at Enable, a not for profit which manages greenspaces on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

The Green Flag award is an international quality mark for parks and green spaces that is reassessed on an annual basis.

The parks that have claimed the prestigious awards, are Battersea Park, Wandsworth Park, Wandsworth Common, Tooting Common, and King George’s Park.

Some projects that were touched on during the judging this year included Wandsworth’s involvement in Rewild London, community tree planting schemes and various new play areas which form part of a £3.6m investment in play across Wandsworth by the Council, over the last five years.

Enable’s Head of Parks Neil Blackley said: “I am extremely proud of the Enable Parks Team for their hard work raising and maintaining the high standards in Wandsworth’s greenspaces.

“Having high quality green spaces means we are able to give our best back to the local community and enhance biodiversity in line with the Wandsworth Biodiversity Strategy”