Set in the heart of Dartford’s Central Park, the Ecology Island sits on land that was formerly owned by Glaxosmithkline and was gifted to Dartford Borough Council some years ago. With the river Darent running along both sides of the site, it does feel as though you are on an actual island! These days the Ecology Island is home to a river dipping platform, outdoor amphitheatre and stunning hand painted wooden building called The Ecology of Colour.
The North West Countryside Partnership holds weekly wellbeing sessions here in partnership with North Kent Mind and Dartford Borough Council (see http://northwestkent.explorekent.org/what-we-do/natural-ways-wellbeing/ ) as well as ad hoc school and holiday activities.
Please watch our short video to find out more about our ecology island project and the difference it is making to the mental health of our participants:
For more information please see http://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/leisure-and-culture2/parks-and-open-spaces/central-park2/ecology-island