Swanley Park saw its busiest day ever during the Bank Holiday Monday with nearly 5000 visitors throughout the day and nearly double in takings beating all previous records.
The weather played its part, but new activities and better advertising are certainly having their impact on the number of visitors being seen in the park now every day of the week.
Park Manager Ryan Hayman said ‘It’s better than I hoped for and we have other new activities coming throughout the year, including: electric go karts, a new 1812 music festival, a circus and more’.
The park has only been run directly by the town council since 2017 when new CEO Mr Steve Nash got permission of town councillors to employ staff to take over the activities.
Since then the park has provided seasonal work to more than 40 part time and full time staff and improved services across the town in sports and leisure provision.
The park now also hosts Swanleys first ever Rugby Club and provides canoes, low ropes course, miniature railway, splash pool, inflatables, mini and adult pedalows and canoes.
Details about the park can be seen on the councils web site www.swanleytowncouncil.gov.uk