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Pitch up and Play - Drop in, have fun and try lots of different sports in a park near you.

parksport is back for 2017, bringing fun, informal sports to parks and open spaces across Medway.

No booking, no commitment, no pressure and no equipment needed. Just pitch up to play and let our parksport coaches look after the rest. Bubble football image ParkSport

The parksport programme includes weekly multi-sport sessions throughout the summer as well as weekend parksport Festival days.

Sports on offer will vary week to week but include archery tag, NFL American football, pop-up tennis, parkour, softball, soccer and Frisbee.

Free Festival Saturdays 12pm-3pmParkour action

  • Palmerston Road, Chatham: 29 April 
  • Luton Millennium Green: 13 May, 8 July
  • Gillingham Park: 27 May, 24 June
  • Broomhill Park, Strood: 10 June, 15 July
  • Rochester Castle Gardens: 29 July
  • Woodlands Youth Centre, Gillingham: 11 August (Friday)


Weekly parksport sessions

Archery tag parksportparksport tennisFree weekly sessions will be running at the following sites this summer:

  • Hillyfields Community Park, Gillingham
    Mondays 5.30-6.30pm (8 May-28 August)
  • Queen Elizabeth Fields, Gillinghamparksport branding
    Mondays 7.15-8.15pm (8 May-28 August)
  • Northcote Recreation Ground, Strood
    Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm (9 May-29 August)
  • Broomhill Park, Strood
    Tuesdays 7.15-8.15pm (9 May-29 August)
  • Strood Sports Centre
    Wednesdays 7-8.30pm (3 May-6 September)
  • Great Lines Heritage Park, Gillingham
    Thursday 6-7pm (parksport and parkour) (4 May-7 September)
  • Rochester Castle Gardens
    Fridays 10-11.30am (28 July - 1 September)
  • Palmerstone Road/Maidstone Road Recreation Ground, Chatham
    Saturdays 1-2pm (6 May-2 September) (ParkLives session)


The parksport programme is supported and subsidised by Sport England's Community Sport Activation Fund.

The programme works in partnership with StreetGames and doorstep clubs are run within Medway to encourage young people to get involved in sport. It also features sessions liked to Medway's Youth Centres and FE colleges.

For more information or to discuss bringing a session to your local park or community group email mark.roughsedge@medway.gov.uk or call 01634 336673.