Riverside Country Park

Medway Towns

Type:Country / Royal Park

Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2XH

Tel: 01634 337432

Riverside Country Park


Riverside Country Park is one of Medway's beautiful country parks and an ideal location for a walk, run or cycle.

The park covers 100 hectares alongside the Medway Estuary, including Motney Hill and Berengrave Local Nature Reserve.
There are various habitats within the park, including mudflats and salt marsh, ponds and reed-beds, grassland and scrub, which provide a haven for wildlife.
The estuary has special protection as part of the Medway Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is internationally important for wintering birds that thrive on the invertebrate-rich mudflats. The salt marshes have a specialised ecology and act as high tide roost sites.

Facilities at the park include:

- accessible visitor centre with toilets;
- events programme for adults and children;
- education room;
- café;
- children’s play area;
- picnic facilities;
- Ranger service;
- Sustrans cycle path;
- trails;
- car and coach parking.

Riverside Country Park has received a Green Flag Award, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces. Winners are judged to be welcoming and well-maintained, with the support and involvement of the local community.

Winter: 8.30am to 5.00pm Summer: 8.30am to dusk (8:30 latest)

Book Tickets



  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Dogs welcome

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


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