Published: Monday, 11th April 2022

Children can enjoy new play equipment thanks to us investing in our play parks.

We set aside £275,000 to improve play equipment in seven of our parks: Low Meadow in Halling, Lamplighters Close in Hempstead, Borstal Recreation Ground in Rochester, Hamilton Road in Gillingham, Iona Close in Lordswood, Whimbrel Walk in Lordswood and Crestway in Chatham.  

These works are part of us regularly maintaining greenspaces across Medway, providing a safe space for families to enjoy. The improvements will be carried out at each park throughout the spring, with Lamplighters Close, Borstal Recreation Ground, Hamilton Road and Low Meadow already complete and open to residents and visitors.

Medway has more than 90 play parks across its five towns, two of which are at the country parks. Many of Medway’s play parks, including skate, parkour and BMX facilities, are in the heart of communities and provide a place for children. As part of our Child-Friendly City aspiration, play parks are being improved with updated equipment, accessibility and play value including sensory play, to provide plenty of fun for children of all ages and abilities.

A safe place to play

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “Medway is a great place for families to live, with access to open space and play parks across the five towns. I am pleased that seven more of our play parks have had equipment improvements, especially now that the brighter and longer days are here. The play park improvements provide Medway’s young people with a safe space to play, and support Medway’s aspiration of becoming a Child-Friendly City.”

Find out more about play parks across Medway.

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