Five parks in the region have been given Green Flag Awards by the environmental group Keep Britain Tidy.
Chances Park in Carlisle, Dock Park in Dumfries and the cemeteries at Alston and Penrith have all been recognised, with Siloth Green in Cumbria being listed as one of the best in the world.
The parks are among 1,797 others in the UK to receive the award. The Green Flag Award is an international award given to parks and green spaces for being safe, clean and green places for people to enjoy.
Awards are given to green spaces open to the public on an annual basis with winners applying each year to renew their Green Flag status.
If you do anything this week visit your local park - that's the message from Dumfries & Galloway Council.
Love Parks Week 2016 runs until 24 July and people are being urged to mark the event by getting out and about in their local park.
Plans to extend the boundaries of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National parks will be considered at a Public Inquiry today (4th June).
The Campaign for National Parks and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) have joined together to support the extension proposals.
The current boundaries of the national parks were drawn up more than 60 years ago and have left out some important area of high quality landscapes, such as Borrowdale.