Mallards Park, Mallards Way, Downswood, Near Maidstone, Kent

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There are several points giving access into the park; mostly with good level access.  There is a ramped access into the park at the southern end of Mallards Way (near junction with Deringwood Drive, part way down this ramped access is a level entry access gate into the fenced children's play area.  At the northern end of Mallards Way is a gated access point direct from the public footpath. On the northern side of the park is a bridge over the River Len which takes you via a level route into Lenside Drive.  In the very NE corner is a footpath that leads out over a short grassed section into Discovery Road, continuing along this path will bring you into Button Lane at its southern end and again continuing along the path brings you into Button Lane at its northern end.  This last path does turn from a tarmac surface into a gravel surface as you travel further away from the park.

There are tarmac surfaced paths around two sides of the triangular shaped lake.

The lower area of the park around the lake can become flooded in periods of heavy rain during the winter months.

Brief description:

Public park complete with children's play area and small lake alongside the River Len.


Mallards Way, Downswood,  Near Maidstone, Kent ME15 8XH








From M20 (junction 7) take A249 towards Maidstone, at first roundabout after leaving the motorway, take the first exit (Bearsted Road) in an easterly direction signposted towards Bearsted and Maidstone Studios At junction signposted to Maidstone Studios.  At the next roundabout, take the third exit (New Cut Road) signposted to Maidstone Studios, straight over next roundabout (signposted Maidstone Studios), take first exit (signposted Bearsted) at next roundabout staying on New Cut Road,  and at end of New Cut Round (T junction with traffic lights) turn left (east) towards Bearsted.  At next traffic lights turn right (south) onto Willington Street (signposted "Park and Ride Willington Street").  Stay on Willington Street and straight over at next traffic lights, you will see a left arrow signpost to Downswood as you approach short steep hill.  At bottom of hill turn left into Deringwood Drive and towards Downswood.  Follow Deringwood Drive to small roundabout at end, take first left into Mallards Way and the park is on your right hand side.

SO TQ 793544

Opening Times:

Open daily 24/7


For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.

No 4 bus runs from Maidstone along Deringwood Drive stopping a few minute walk from the park.

Bus routes as at July 2019


Children's play area

Adult fitness machines

Benches including picnic benches/tables

Playing field with fixed goal post

Pond with wildlife (private fishing only by membership of local fishing club)

(Note: no toilets at this park)