Friends of Vauxhall Spring Gardens and Kennington Park are both disappointed after learning they did not win the Mayor of London's funding competition. Parks that won the public vote can look forward to receiving a grant of £400 000 for major improvements.
Full results of the poll are here
The Friends of Kennington Park commented: 'Of course we are very disappointed at the result but will do all we can to secure funds from other sources to pay for the much needed improvements.
'Many thanks to all the individuals, businesses and organisations who supported us in so many ways throughout the campaign. We only wish it had all come to a successful conclusion.
'However, our resolve to achieve coveted Green Flag status for the park hasn't been dented by this setback - and we hope we can count on your continued support in the future.'
Local campaigner Mark Harrison commented: 'It's a great shame that the efforts of the two 'Friends' groups have gone unrewarded. No doubt our local North Lambeth vote was split by having two parks in the competition that are so close together.'
However, there was good news at the AGM of the Friends of Vauxhall Spring Gardens on Monday. The next stage of the rejuvenation of the park will be going ahead in the next few months. It will include a dramatic new entrance to the park, with a pair of six storey columns leading to an avenue of trees.