Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Riverside Country Park is open as usual.

The cafe is open 10am to 5pm for takeaway only. Toilets are open until the cafe closes.

Outdoor gyms and children's play areas are open.

Please follow government advice on social distancing, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Public consultation

We're undertaking a public consultation on Riverside Country Park. This is to help us better understand how the park is used, any barriers to use and any improvements you would like to see.

Please tell us you views by completing our questionnaire.

Opening times

Opens at 8am. Closing times vary depending on seasons and sunrise/set times.

Contact details

Phone: 01634 337432

To request a management plan for this park, email


Riverside Country Park covers 100 hectares alongside the Medway Estuary, including Motney Hill and Berengrave Local Nature Reserve.

There are various habitats within the park, including mudflats and salt marsh, ponds and reed-beds, grassland and scrub, which provide a haven for wildlife.


333 Lower Rainham Road

  • Visitor centre
  • Education room
  • Café
  • Picnic area
  • Ranger service
  • Sustrans cycle path
  • Trails
  • Car and coach parking
  • Venue and meeting room hire

There's also a children's play area with climbing unit, slide, swings with toddler seats, swings with swing boat seats, trampoline, play houses, climbing and balance trail.

Disabled access
Locked in

Our country parks are locked:

  • January and February at 5pm
  • March at 6pm
  • April at 7.30pm
  • May, June, July and August at 8.30pm
  • September at 7.30pm
  • October at 6pm
  • November and December at 5pm

If you find yourself locked in one of the sites you should phone 0845 850 0319.

If you are not able to make contact with the on duty gatekeeper, the Norse Helpdesk can make contact with the Head of Countryside Management on 07718 200 832.


Walkway and grass