Five Medway parks have been named as among the best in the country, and that’s official.

Green Flag status has been officially handed to Broomhill Park, Strood. It brings the number of parks in Medway with Green Flag status to an impressive five.

Broomhill joins Medway’s four other green spaces that have all retained their Green Flag status – Capstone Farm Country Park, Riverside Country Park, Hillyfields in Gillingham and The Vines in Rochester.

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services Cllr Howard Doe said: “I am delighted that Broomhill Park in Strood has been awarded Green Flag status.

“These five open spaces in Medway have received this superb national accolade because they play an important role in bringing people together and improving quality of life.

“Congratulations to everyone whose hard work and dedication has helped Broomhill achieve this award and to everyone who has helped to ensure the four other parks have retained this recognition of excellence.”

Improvements to Broomhill include a junior play area, viewing areas out towards the Thames Estuary and Medway, interpretation boards and picnic area.

The Green Flag Award is a sign to visitors that the parks are well-maintained and well-managed, with excellent facilities.

Only green spaces that are free to enter and open to the public are eligible to win an award through the scheme, which is run by environmental charities Keep Britain Tidy, BTCV and GreenSpace.

Medway’s Green Flag parks are:
Capstone Farm Country Park, Chatham
Riverside Country Park, Gillingham
The Vines, Rochester
Hillyfields, Gillingham
Broomhill, Strood