Work is stepping up pace in a borough-wide programme of regeneration for Dartford’s play spaces.

Work to improve the play area at Darenth Country Park is complete, with new equipment including climbing frames, slides and sensory play officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 9th by Leader of the Council Jeremy Kite MBE and Lead Members for Parks and Open Spaces Cllr Patsy Thurlow and Cllr Drew Swinerd.

Dartford Borough Council has committed to spend £1.5million updating play spaces to ensure that play is fully accessible for all children. The improvements at Darenth Country Park follow refurbishments at Queens Garden and the installation of a new playground on the Bridge Estate.

Work is already underway at Jessamine Place, while further improvements are expected at Worcester Park and Hesketh Park over the coming months.

Central Park is to undergo a huge regeneration to create Buccaneer Bay, a unique destination for families to visit.

Leader of Dartford Borough Council Jeremy Kite said: “Dartford is bucking the trend and continues to invest in play spaces and outdoor gym equipment.

“This is an investment in our local communities. It’s great to see the changes at Darenth Country Park and I’m very excited to reveal even more changes over the coming months.”

Published: 11th November 2022