Ashford Borough Council
Parks for People: Explore Victoria Park and Watercress Fields
Have you discovered Ashford’s largest and most central park yet?
There’s something for everyone at Victoria Park and Watercress Fields; including a wealth of history, exciting play spaces, interesting ecology, and quiet spaces to relax.
The park has a pivotal role to play in connecting residents with the town’s history, the local area and the built, cultural and natural heritage of the site. Not only that, but it also a great space to explore the environment and access the great outdoors.
Now Ashford Borough Council (ABC) are looking to make the park an even better place to visit, with thanks to support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. ABC have secured initial funding to develop a £3.7m restoration and improvement project.
Plans for Victoria Park
The future aims include Green Flag status for the park, building upon the opportunities for community engagement and participation, promoting outdoor activities, and enabling volunteers to gain new skills.
How you can help
ABC looking to form an active Friends Group for joined-up community participation and to enable local residents to shape the future of the area.
Please tell us what you think by completing a short online survey
To help ABC develop the plans, we’d love to hear what you think about the park and what changes you would like to see.
Get in touch
If you would like to get in touch, or to find out more about the project,
please email the team. firstname.lastname@example.org