Memorial Park, Herne Bay 2264

England, Kent, Canterbury

Brief Description

The Memorial Park, Herne Bay is an urban park containing sports and recreational areas. The area is currently the focus of a regeneration scheme to improve facilities and access.

History

The Memorial Park Kings Road, Herne Bay, was an area of reclaimed marshland that was donated by Mr F G Hopkins in 1919.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal space for general public use.

Detailed Description

The original diagonal chines planted with chestnut trees focus on the memorial garden. The Avenue of Remembrance and the memorial gates were added in 1945. The reflection of clouds and trees in the water of the boating lake adds a significant dimension to the extensive level grassland.

The new land drainage system, renovation of the memorial garden, renewal of many trees and the creation of a ‘garden of the four seasons' will rejuvenate the park. There is considerable provision for tennis and bowls.

Features
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: The original diagonal chines planted with chestnut trees focus on the memorial garden.
  • Tree Avenue
  • Description: Avenue of Remembrance.
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  • Gate
  • Description: Memorial gates.
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Boating Lake
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal space for general public use.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Herne and
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

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