South Road Recreation Ground, Hythe 3021

Hythe, England, Kent, Shepway

Brief Description

A public park of unknown size created in 1920 although the area was historically already used for public recreation. The site includes two promenades which divide the park into equal quarters and are planted with rose shrubs.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Detailed Description

The recreational grassland is quartered by two main promenades: Wakefield Walk and Lucy's Avenue. They are variably planted with conifers, or with deciduous trees and shrubs and roses, to create garden walks that are maintained by the Town Council. The Hythe war memorial stands in a small decorative garden by the entrance from Ladies' Avenue on the western boundary.
Features
  • Walk
  • Description: The recreational grassland is quartered by two main promenades: Wakefield Walk and Lucy's Avenue.
  • War Memorial
  • Description: The Hythe war memorial stands in a small decorative garden by the entrance from Ladies' Avenue on the western boundary.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Hythe
History

Detailed History

The land between the Royal Military Canal and the seashore at Hythe had been in public use long before the South Road Recreation Ground was laid out in 1920, to cater for cricket, tennis and putting.

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust