A record number of parks in Hounslow have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag.
For the first time Jersey Gardens in Isleworth was named as one of the 15 green spaces in the borough which have been recognised as some of the best in the UK.
Carillion who manage the parks on behalf of the council, also see to the maintenance of the the open spaces including play areas, sports facilities, trees, grass and flower beds.
The Green Flag status is a mark of a quality park or open space which maintains the highest possible standards combined with good facilities.
This year the borough's green spaces sit among a record-breaking 1,686 that have received the award.
Councillor Corinna Smart, cabinet member for public health and leisure at Hounslow Council , said: “This is a fantastic achievement to have 15 Green Flags parks and open spaces in our borough.
“We are extremely proud and the award of the Green Flags is a result of the hard work that is carried out by the council, Carillion and very importantly, the many volunteers and park groups from our local community, to keep the parks and open spaces that are very precious to us, restored and in wonderful condition for people to enjoy.
“It is a joy to have our parks and open spaces in what is a busy London borough and to have them nationally recognised as being amongst the best, is great for Hounslow.”
The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Awards are given annually and winners must apply every year to their status.
Green Flag awards were given to:
Boston Manor Park
Bedfont Lakes Country Park
Chiswick Back Common
St Dunstan’s Park
St John’s Gardens
Church Road Allotment