Croydon parks recognised as some of the best in the world by the Green Flag Award Scheme

Ten parks and open spaces in Croydon have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world.
The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that spaces boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained, and have excellent visitor facilities.
As well as retaining the nine flags awarded last year, Croydon achieved an additional accolade for Millers Pond.
Alongside parks and woodland the council also achieved its seventh successive green flag for Mitcham Road Cemetery.
"We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and these awards celebrate the dedication that goes into maintaining them to such a high standard," Councillor Timothy Godfrey said.
"We are proud of what we have achieved and we’re determined to keep impressing the judges in the future.
"The council is continuing to invest in improvements to many parks and open spaces, and we are looking at new ways to ensure this can be sustained over coming years.”
The other parks recognised for 2017 are Happy Valley, Coulsdon Memorial Ground, Haling Grove, Lloyd Park, Wandle Park, Wettern Tree Garden, Coombe Wood, and South Norwood Lake.

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