Parks in Essex and Hertfordshire has been voted among the Top 10 in the UK.
Wivenhoe Park in Colchester, which is maintained by the University of Essex, was one of the 10 winners from a field of more than 1,800 parks and green spaces across the country in the Green Flag Award People’s Choice vote.
Marcus Clayton, the university's grounds manager, said it was a "huge honour" to be custodian of the historic park, which spans more than 200 acres, and it was the culmination of a five-year enhancement programme.
Other winners included Victoria Park in east London and Cassiobury Park in Watford.
Peter Taylor, Watford's Elected Mayor, called Cassiobury "the jewel in Watford's crown" and highlighted its "splash pool, booming bandstand and packed programme of activities all year round" as reasons for its top 10 placing.