Mote Park Projects


Project Updates

Play Area and Skate Park now open!

Following months of hard work by our contractors, the new play area and skate park are now open. The play area has lots of exciting new pieces of equipment suitable for a range of age-groups. There is lots of space inside the fenced area for families to sit while their children play.

A new skate park has also been created next to the play area, for young people to try out their skills on skateboards and scooters!

Car Parks are now fully open

For a full list of council owned car parks please go to our car park pages.

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Mote Park  Improvements – investing for the future

Maidstone Borough Council has committed to investing £4.3 million in the redevelopment and improvement of Mote Park over the next few years. The initial improvement of the car parks, play area and creation of the new Adventure Zone have been overseen by Kier Construction.

The scheme of improvements will have significant benefits to both residents and visitors who enjoy this beautiful award-winning park.

This is how we are creating a better park for you...

Phase 1: The Adventure Zone

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  • High Ropes
  • Climbing Wall
  • Mini Golf
  • Segway Hire

Completion Spring 2019

Phase 2 :  Visitor Centre and Facilities
  • Mote Park Centre with space for venue hire
  • New Café
  • Toilets including baby changing facilities
  • Estate services building for our Parks Team

Completion 2020

Phase 3 : Improving access in your park

Improved access (footpaths, roadway repairs and surfacing) - investment £375,000

About Kier Construction

Kier Construction Southern delivers comprehensive construction expertise throughout Kent and Southern England. We pride ourselves in creating

buildings across our region that improve communities and bring a better quality of life to those who live and work there.

Our Southern network of five officers including Ayelsford Kent, gives us unrivalled geographic reach together with exceptional local strength and focus. Kier have operated in Kent since the 1880s when we were a family business by the name of Wallis based in Hart Street Maidstone. By way of keeping the
local £ in Kent, 95% of our staff live in Kent and together with our Kier FM partners we spend c£90m through our Kent Supply Chain annually. A true local company.

Our key sectors include

  • Education
  • Health and Sciences
  • Commercial Offices
  • Industrial and Warehousing
  • Leisure and Hotels
  • Interior Fit Out
  • Shopping Centres and Retail Parks
  • Residential
  • Aviation
  • Civic Buildings and Heritage
  • Blue Lght and Custodial
  • Defence

Frequently asked questions about the project

Who is paying for the improvements?

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Maidstone Borough Council will invest over £4.3 million in Mote Park over the next three years to ensure that the park's future is sustainable.

Where is the money coming from?

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Capital Investment from Maidstone Borough Council.

Who do I call to ask a question/complain/applaud?

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Kier Construction 24 hour Emergency Contact line: 0208 3085051

Fran Wallis, Project Officer : franwallis@maidstone.gov.uk

Alan Frith, Mote Park Manager: alanfrith@maidstone.gov.uk

Why have you cut down all those trees?

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We are removing nine trees (small non-native) and or those in a diseased condition.  There is provision to plant an additional 43 trees in the new planting scheme.

Where does all the income from the adventures zone go?

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The Adventure and Segway Zones will be managed by SERCO. An annual return will be paid to the council to recoup the initial investment made.

Are the Segways confined?Are the Segways confined?

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The use of Segways will be controlled by our operators Serco and only used in way to ensure that all visitors are still able to enjoy their visit to Mote Park undisturbed.

How much will the activities in the adventure zone cost or will they be free?

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The additional activities in the adventure will be ticketed. All prices are yet to be confirmed.Further information can be found here.

What provision has been made for people with disabilities in the play area?

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The play area has been designed to be fully inclusive and will feature a range of equipment to suit visitors who may have additional accessibility requirements.

Where can I park if all car parks in Mote Park are full?Where can I park if all car parks in Mote Park are full?

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The closest ‘Pay and Display’ car park can be found at Mote Road, ME15 6EJ.

For a full list of council owned car parks please go to our car park pages.

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