Created by the people of Maidstone with help from the Millennium Commission, Maidstone Millennium River Park is a varied and interesting route running along the banks of the River Medway from Teston Bridge Country Park to Allington.
It offers 10km of easily accessible paths linked by three nationally acclaimed, historic pedestrian bridges. The park is unique in having a rural character at both ends, and an urban ambience as it passes through Maidstone town centre. The path passes through Whatman Park, one of the most delightful open spaces in Maidstone, featuring the Riverstage Arena (a modern roofed amphitheatre), rose garden and much more.
There are playgrounds at both Whatman Park and Teston Bridge Country Park, while from Allington Lock at the northern end of the route Cobtree Manor Park and the Museum of Kent Life are only a few hundred metres away. Creation of the river park began in 1998 and finished in 2001, after some of the worst flooding in living memory. This park has been awarded a Green Flag. These awards recognise the best green spaces in the country, helping you choose where to visit.
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.