Love Parks Week is celebrated from 29 July to 5 August this year and is a national event led by Keep Britain Tidy encouraging as many people as possible, young and old, out into the great outdoors to take advantage of their local park.
Maidstone Borough Council has 60 parks and open spaces across the borough with a variety of activities and events taking place celebrating Love Parks Week. These start with a free live concert in Brenchley Gardens this Sunday with traditional jazz and big band sounds from the Invicta Jazz Orchestra.
The Brenchley Gardens Band Stand will play host to a series of free events again throughout the summer when visitors can enjoy an afternoon of great music in the beautiful surroundings with line ups including everything from traditional jazz, big band, brass, soul and disco – dates for the diary are:
More details available on the Visit Maidstone website: Visit Maidstone What’s On
MBC Lead Member for Communities and Engagement – Cllr Lottie Parfitt Reid said:
We are so pleased to be able to celebrate what Maidstone has to offer as part of Love Parks Week and beyond; our parks and open spaces are excellent places to get some fresh air and boost your mental health, and people will be doing their part to preserve local park’s resources for future generations by making regular use of them.
It is fantastic to know that so much is happening in the borough and hope to see as many people as possible coming to Brenchley Gardens over the next few weeks to enjoy the first class entertainment for all the family.
MBC won four prestigious Green Flag Awards this week – Clare Park, Cobtree Manor Park, Mote Park and Whatman River Park which recognised their facilities as outstanding.
Other activities available for park goers in Maidstone include:
Mote Park Outdoor Adventure with a Sky Trail, high ropes, climbing wall, Segways and Dino golf: https://www.moteparkadventure.com/.
For a calmer trip, you can hire a boat and soak up the stunning views on Mote Park Lake, book here: https://moteparkwatersports.com/
For those who would like to volunteer they can join the Mote Park Fellowship which meets every Wednesday: https://www.moteparkfellowship.org.uk/
For those looking for more activity there are many sports available in the borough’s parks from fitness providers, a tennis academy at Penenden Heath, to Maidstone Lawn tennis club in Clare Park.
To see what is happening in and around Maidstone go to the Visit Maidstone website: https://www.visitmaidstone.com/whats-on