Opening times
365 days a year

The Great Lines Heritage Park is Medway's most prominent green space - connecting Gillingham, Chatham and Brompton. Together, its fortifications, massive ditches, and Field of Fire were intended to defend Chatham Dockyard from landward attack.

It has over 70 hectares of open space and includes the Napoleonic Fort Amherst. New feature lighting at Fort Amherst and Chatham Naval Memorial (which commemorates almost 19,000 sailors from both World Wars who have no known grave) has changed Chatham's night-time skyline.


The Great Lines Heritage Park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2014. In 2015, it won in the 'Open Spaces and Public Realm' category at the Medway Culture, Design and Tourism Awards.

More recently in 2017 it was awarded the ‘Medway Design and Regeneration Award for Civils and Infrastructure’.

A weekly parkrun held on a Saturday attracts runners from all over the country. Armed forces day is held in June every year.


Lines Terrace

  • Children's play area
  • Cycle routes
  • Football pitch
  • Nature walks
  • Visitor centre
  • Walking routes
  • Wildlife
  • Wildflower area