Inaugurated in May 2007, Friends of Broomhill is a registered charity dedicated to the improvement and enrichment of Broomhill Park. A well established group they hold monthly Sunday task sessions from September through to April, carrying out maintenance tasks in Broomhill Park. In May 2018 Friends of Broomhill charity purchased the Old Orchard woodland site adjacent to the main park with an aim to incorporate this woodland into an extension of Broomhill Park. They hold a weekly workgroup every Thursday morning, concentrating on the Old Orchard woodland area. If you would like to volunteer your help then please contact them (details below.)
Broomhill Park is a wonderful greenspace with panoramic views of both the River Thames and the River Medway and it’s one of Medway’s Green Flag award winning parks, having achieved the accolade for nine consecutive years. As the name suggests, Broomhill is set on one of the highest hills in Medway, forming part of the North Downs Ridge, and has some steep paths and steps. This is certainly a fantastic site for sledging when it snows! Families can enjoy the two children’s play areas, whilst those looking for an easier stroll can follow the marked 1km walk along the surfaced pathways around the park. Broomhill Park also has a trim tail, with various fitness equipment, picnic area, wildflower area, large areas of open grass and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the views! As mentioned earlier, alongside the park is a woodland area known as the Old Orchard, which has a network of pathways through it, as well as some benches.
Broomhill Park has a small car park (free) at the entrance, which is located at the end of King Arthurs Drive, ME2 3NB. (Please note that there are no toilet or refreshment facilities there.)
If you are interested in volunteering or simply want to find out more about this friends group, please take a look at their website: www.friendsofbroomhill.org.uk
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