Parks and open spaces
The council maintains more than 200 parks, open spaces,
play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands, which attract
millions of visitors every year. We look after children's
playgrounds, nature reserves and sports pitches.
Consultation - Park Wood Skate Park
Exciting news - we have allocated funding in partnership with
Golding Homes to build a new skate park at Park Wood Recreation
Ground. Please visit our consultation pages for more details about the
project and to join in the survey work.
Events and Projects
Find out about
events in our parks in 2012
Find out about events at Cobtree Manor Park
Find out about the Mote Park Restoration
Volunteering in Mote Park
From hedge clearing to building bird boxes and bulb planting,
our Mote Park Volunteers get involved in all sorts of different
ways to help out in the park. Find out more about
the wildlife, flora and fauna in the park while learning new
skills and meeting new people interested in looking after the
landscape and heritage of the park. Under 16s must be
accompanied by a responsible adult.
To join in: the volunteers meet every Wednesday and the
last Saturday of every month. Meeting at the volunteers
office next to the toilets at 9.30am and finishing at
If you require more information on volunteering at Mote
Park please contact the parks team at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the main switch board on 01622 602000.
There is also a very healthy online community discussing Mote
Park on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/motepark.
The page shows alot of the work being done by our volunteers with
pictures and comments, pictures of wildlife in the park, plus
updated information on events and information about the park.
Medway Valley Partnership
The Medway Valley Partnership provides advice, training and
practical support to communities to conserve wildlife,
habitats and the landscape. It also supports landowners to enhance
the Medway Valley by providing advice about
grants, control of invasive
species, and advice on Environmental Stewardship applications
among other things. More information about what they do is is
available on the Medway
Valley Countryside website.
They will also be holding some Invasive Species Training on
March 7th. Full details about the course can be found
Pages in this section:
Draft Local Biodiversity Action Plan
Introduction and Background
Acid Grassland and Heath
Pasture and Parkland
Deciduous Mixed Woodland