Hesketh Park is about one half the size of Central Park and is very different in character. The main areas are dominated by sports facilities and the park is home to the Dartford Cricket and Bowls Clubs. There are also grass and hard tennis courts which are available for public use free of charge, on a first come first served basis. Please note that the grass tennis courts will be closed every Tuesday to allow maintenance works to be carried out. These facilities are surrounded by a variety of planted areas including formal bedding, herbaceous and shrub borders.
Hesketh Park has a large car park off Pilgrims Way, and a public convenience off Park Road.
Hesketh Park also has a well equipped children's playground including swings, climbing equipment, a bike track and enclosed ball games / basketball court.
At the northern end of the park, is an historic sun dial and, behind the new garden, a wooded area known as the Dell. This provides a quiet, secluded space away from the main park and can be accessed either from the park or from the Brent.
A new garden for Hesketh Park
In October 2011, the Council's Deeds Trust and Obligations Committee granted permission for the demolition of the Bungalow and the construction of a garden. Work to create the new garden started on 1st October 2012.