Ashford’s largest and most central park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy here from exciting play spaces, interesting ecology and quiet spaces to relax. The park is about to get a new lease of life thanks to a grant of more than £3m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
Victoria Park is also home to Ashford’s annual free music event, Create Festival! https://www.createfestival.co.uk/
The Memorial Gardens came to the borough in two parts; both parts were given to the town by a number of local residents, many of whom later had roads named after them, and some who still have links to local businesses. In 1924 the area of the Memorial Gardens where the actual memorial is, was given to the town, and it was to commemorate soldiers from the town who had fallen in the First World War.
On the corner of Vicarage Lane and Station Road is a small park called Vicarage Field. This was the Town Centre Burial Ground. It was closed in 1857, when the new cemetery in Canterbury Road opened. All the headstones from the burial ground were later moved to a small area in the corner of the burial ground to allow the area to be used for relaxation.
The Queen Mother's Park is an area that has been set aside for informal relaxation with a pleasant riverside walk. There are areas that have been set aside for native wild flowers and natural habitat. It is an important part of the Green Corridor with a mixture of meadow grass and shrubbery.