Central Park

One of the most loved areas of Dartford, Central Park covers 26 acres of land and is used for various community events throughout the year, including the highly-anticipated Dartford Festival and a range of fantastic outdoor theatre shows. The River Darent runs along the eastern boundary of the park with Brooklands Lakes nearby too, which are ideal locations for fisherman and those interested in bats and mushrooms. With over 45,000 plants planted each summer, Central Park offers truly spectacular views, surroundings and fun all year through.


Dartford's Central Park offers the perfect setting for an outdoor cinema during the summer months.Surrounded by flowers and lush green grass, rain or shine, our free film screenings sell out every time.In 2017, the classic films we put on included ET, The Jungle Book and La La Land.Watch this space for this year's line-up!


The much loved Dartford Festival is a fantastic free event event for all the family.Boasting a superb line up year after year, the festival attracts a huge crowd with world-class acts, delicious locally sourced food and exciting fairground rides.In 2017, acts included Peter Hook and The Light, Ian Prowse & Amsterdam and X Factor Winner Matt Terry.Watch this space to discover the line-up for this year's event!


Dartford's Remembrance Service is a heart-warming community event hosted by Dartford Council in Central Park every year on Remembrance Sunday.

From veterans to local scouts, the ceremony brings together the people of Dartford to remember those who sacrificed their lives, and those who continue to do so.

Find out more about Dartford's rich history here.