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South Park is divided into two sections, either side of Armstrong Road, each of which has its own distinct character. The open spaces of the southern side are perfect for dog walking and making use of the open grassland.
Meanwhile, the northern side, designed by Bunyards of Maidstone in 1929, as well as boasting a lot of sports facilities, is a great place to relax and wander around the gardens or take time out just sitting in one of the benches.
There are ornamental gardens with mature trees and shrubs, flower beds and a lily pond, making it a pleasant place for a stroll after enjoying the modern play equipment across the road.
The Southern side features two football pitches and two modern playgrounds with lots of new play equipment, while to the north of Armstrong Road there are tennis courts, a bowling green, ornamental gardens, the ‘Sk8s ‘n Bruises’ skate park and an all-weather floodlit hockey/5-a-side football pitch used by Maidstone Hockey Club, which has its club house on the site.
The Friends of South Park, a group of local residents, meet regularly with the council to discuss the use of the park and new ideas for its on-going development, and the park continues to be a hub for the local community.
Easy access information
This park and open space has well surfaced routes suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.