13. Kidwells Park

Size: 3 Hectares
A walk around the perimeter of this park will contribute 1,140 steps to the advised 10,000 daily steps recommended to improve fitness.

BBQs are not permitted in any of the parks and open spaces.

Location and access details

Pedestrian Access to the Park is from Cookham Road, St. Lukes Road, Marlow Road and from the town centre via an underpass on the A4 Bath Road.

Facilities and activities

  • Children's play area for 3 - 8 year olds
  • Matrix skate park for skates, skate-boards and BMX bikes
  • Sports courts for tennis, netball and football public toilets
  • Refreshment kiosk and seating area
  • World War 1 memorial garden
  • Surfaced paths and lighting
  • For information about the Matrix Skate Park and bookings/information for the five sports courts please contact the Magnet Leisure Centre which manages these facilities
  • The Maidenhead Carnival web site - is now based in the Park. Events include "Maidenhead at the Movies", bands and stalls. For more information please contact the Maidenhead Town Centre Manager on 01628 796128.
  • Four Marlow Road Community Centre which opened in 2008 is located to the west of the Park.

History

Kidwells Park covers 3 hectares and is located between Maidenhead town centre and an area of housing. The Park is open at all times and caters for a wide range of users - residents, visitors and those working in the Town.

Kidwells Park was gifted to the town on 23 July 1890 by J.D.M. Pearce, who was the Mayor of Maidenhead five times between 1856 and 1890. The park was once the base for the Thames Valley Rugby Club, which was renamed Maidenhead Rugby Club on its move to the newly created sports ground at Braywick in the 1960s.

A Green Flag was awarded to Kidwells Park in July 2012 for the fifth year in recognition of achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces in England & Wales.

In 2011 work was carried out to install a waterfall & 'babbling brook' in the centre of the park. The waterfall features a bridge, ornamental planting and is lit up at night. Improvements were also carried out to the Bad Godesberg Way entrance including realigning the path to protect the mature plane tree and install uplighters. These works were funded by developer contributions.

If you have any suggestions for improvements or are interested in joining the Kidwells Park User Group, please get in touch at [email protected].

Kidwells Park Management Plan