The Strand, Gillingham 3153

Gillingham, England

Brief Description

The Strand is a riverside pleasure ground with an open-air swimming pool and other 'holiday' features including a boating lake, crazy golf, miniature railway and a wide variety of planting.

History

The Strand was acquired in 1892 and the first pool made in 1896. It was developed as a riverside pleasure ground from 1921 to 1926.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.medway.gov.uk/index/leisure/leisurecentres/strand/32095.htm

Detailed Description

Now the Strand Leisure Park provides facilities for all the family with an open-air swimming pool, a boating lake, pitch and putt, crazy golf, tennis, miniature railway and an enclosed children's playground. There is a programme of tree planting in progress.
Features
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Boating Lake
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.medway.gov.uk/index/leisure/leisurecentres/strand/32095.htm
History

Detailed History

The Strand at Gillingham was acquired in 1892 as a small creek off the Medway River estuary, and the first swimming pool was made in 1896. It was developed as a riverside pleasure ground between 1921 and 1926 with additional facilities for ‘holidays at home' during World War 2.
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