Play Areas & Open Spaces

Hardings Park

Located next to RiversMeet Leisure Centre in Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Doret SP8 4HX

Hardings Park has fine views of the surrounding countryside. The recent refurbishment has created a special place for spontaneous gatherings, a place to meet and make new friends, a place to enjoy being outside and keeping fit, a place for establishing and sustaining cohesion and welbeing, a safe place to play and, most especially, a place to be proud of and cherished for generations to come.
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All Parks and open spaces

Marlott Road / Jubilee Fields (Peacemarsh)

SP8 4FA : The site is located in an area of public open space and is partially overlooked by properties. The site is often flooded during the winter months.

Accessible : An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Cresscombe Close (rear of)

SP8 4GR: The site located in an area of public open space and is overlooked by properties in the local community.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Shires Gate


Shreen Meadow


Gyllas Green

SP8 4RL: The facility is located on a public open space between housing estates. Large grassed area suitable for informal recreation.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Lodbourne (near Co-op Store)

SP8 4DQ: The site is located in an area of public open space and is overlooked by a number of properties.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Hyde Road

SP8 4DD: This site is partially overlooked by a number of properties. Refurbished 2007. New swings and a goal-end installed 2015.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Fernbrook Lane

SP8 4FL: This site is located within a public open space adjacent to a housing estate. This play area is still the responsibility of the housing developer.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area


Barnaby Meadows (off Barnaby Mead)

SP8 4AL: The site is located in an area of public open space and is overlooked by a number of properties.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Hawthorne Avenue

Small wooden pieces of equipment suitable for toddlers only. This play area is not the responsibility of Gillingham Town Council.


Rolls Bridge


King Edmund Green


The Gillings (by Wyke Primary School)

SP8 4SH: The site is located in an area of public open space and is overlooked by a number of properties. Site refurbished in 2007. New swings replaced in 2015.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area


Church View (opposite Waitrose Supermarket)

SP8 4XE: This area of public open space and is overlooked by a number of properties. This area was planned for a play area but was never equipped by the developer. A teen-zone goal will be installed in Spring 2016.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Chantry Fields


Hardings Park - Multi use Games Area (MUGA)

SP8 4HX (site adjoins RiversMeet Leisure Centre): The facility is located at Hardings Park near an adventure playground. Installed in March 2017.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Hardings Park - Outside Table Tennis Facility

SP8 4HX (site adjoins RiversMeet Leisure Centre): This facility is located at Hardings Park. Installed in January 2017.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Harding Park - Skate Park

SP8 4HX (site adjoins RiversMeet Leisure Centre): The facility is located at Hardings Park near an adventure playground. New facility in June 2016.

Warning!: Wheeled sports is a high risk activity and protective clothing should be worn when using this facility.


Hardings Lane - Adventure Play Area

SP8 4HX (site adjoins RiversMeet Leisure Centre): The site is partially overlooked by properties in the local community. Significant refurbishment works undertaken in 2015/16.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


King John Road Play area and Upper Loddon

SP8 4PG: The site located in an area of public open space and is overlooked by properties in the local community. Refurbished and new equipment added in 2015.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Addison Close

This play area is not the responsibility of Gillingham Town Council


Lower Lodden

SP8 4TZ: Open space with outside gym equipment


BMX track and play area at Wren Place (Ham Farm Estate)

SP8 4WE: The site is located in an area of public open space.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


Jay Walk/Deer Gardens (Ham Farm Estate)

SP8 4GY: The site is partially overlooked by a number of properties.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area


Chaffinch Chase (Ham Farm Estate)

SP8 4GT: The site is located in an area of public open space and is overlooked by a number of properties.

Accessible: An area totally accessible to those with severe disability, who with the help if necessary, seek purpose to access the area.


The Town Council’s Pollinator Pledge

Plant bee-friendly flowers, shrubs and trees. All these things provide nectar and pollen throughout the year. It is essential to have flowering plants rich in pollen and nectar from February through to October with no gaps.
Read More about the Town Council Pollinator Pledge

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