Wandle Park has joined the list of green spaces in Croydon to be named among the UK's best.

The park, which this year fully reopened following a makeover, is one of 13 picturesque spots in the borough to receive the Green Flag quality award. 

Twelve of those, such as South Norwood lake, Farthing Downs and Lloyd Park, retained the seal of approval last year. 

Nearly 1,500 parks and green spaces received the award from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy this week.

Wandle Park became a new addition to the list after restoration work on the River Wandle, the installation of an outdoor gym and skate park, and improvements to its lawn and flowers.

Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Croydon Council's cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: "These flags are a testament to the hard work of the council’s green spaces team and our grounds maintenance staff. 

"We’re keen that more of the borough’s parks and open spaces meet the green-flag standard in the coming years."

Croydon sites awarded Green Flag:
• South Norwood Lake
• Wettern Tree Garden
Coulsdon Memorial Ground
• Coombe Wood
• Lloyd Park
• Happy Valley
• Haling Grove
• Farthing Down* 
• New Hill* 
• Coulsdon Common*
• Riddlesdown Common* 
• Kenley Common*

* managed by City of London Corporation. All others maintained by Croydon Council