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Comprising both open sports fields and shady wooded parkland, Hilbert Recreation Ground is a great place to walk and enjoy a natural setting in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.
The two football pitches provide an opportunity to kick a ball around, while the skate park can also be used by BMX riders and for rollerblading. King George’s Field provides a wide expanse of grassland for any number of activities.
If you follow the surface paths, you’ll also find a tranquil zone featuring 5 hectares of ancient woodland including a wetland area which has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. The abundance of bird and insect life has been helped by the re-introduction of coppicing, carried out thanks to a small army of local volunteers.
Grosvenor Recreation Ground is adjacent to the site, the two together forming a large open area to be explored – to Hilbert’s woodland and open spaces you can add Grosvenor’s play area and duck pond, bowling green, junior sports facilities and cafe.
The Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park group is a great source of information on the history of the park and the many community events held there – to find out more go to www.fogh.org.uk.
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.