Three Birmingham parks have been awarded coveted Civic Trust 'green flags'.
The parks - Lickey Hills Country Park and Birmingham's Kings Heath and Cannon Hill parks - have been rewarded for the high standards of environmental management.
City parks chief Geoff Cole said: "Green flags are to parks, what blue flags are to beaches, indicating excellence, high standards and outstanding customer care."
Cannon Hill Park, which first achieved the award last year, was commended for its management of community events and its commitment to recycling waste.
Lickey Hills Country Park has achieved the award for seven consecutive years. The judges were particularly impressed with the park's welcoming visitor centre and ongoing work with the local community.
Staff were praised for their conservation and heritage work and commitment to sustainability.
The judges said Kings Heath Park, a winner for the third time, was professionally managed with attractive play areas and provided training support for the future management of parks and green spaces.
Councillor John Alden (Con Harborne), the city council cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture, said: "I am delighted to say that Birmingham's parks have yet again impressed the judges of this important national award.
"These awards recognise the excellent work of the parks' management and staff as well as the local communities who take pride in helping in the maintenance of these parks."