Summer sports in parks

During the summer months, the city enjoys a variety of sports that aren't always catered for. The council provides pitches for sports such as rounders, stoolball and softball at Preston Park, and other sites.

Basketball

seafront basketball court

There are several basketball courts throughout the city, including at Preston Park, Hove Park, and on the Seafront.

None of the courts are bookable in advance - just turn up and play.

For more information on local basketball, you can check the Brighton Cougars Basketball club website.

preston stoolball pitch

Rounders

Rounders is a nine-a-side bat and ball game played predominately in the United Kingdom. It's best known as an spontaneous leisure game, but we can offer marked pitches for adult leagues and work teams.

Stoolball

Stoolball is a game popular in Sussex. It is an 11-a-side ball game, played with a short bat and square board wickets. We can offer you a pitch for your game, or put you in touch with local clubs.

Softball/Baseball

Softball is a nine-a-side bat and ball game that originated in the USA. Its parent sport is baseball, but it takes place in a smaller diamond and play is generally faster. We can offer a marked diamond, or give you details of local teams. There is a baseball field marked out at Waterhall.

Price List

Download our full list of sports fees and charges for 2016-17 (PDF).

You can contact us for more information at our Sports Booking Service, telephone 01273 292704 or email sports.bookings@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Useful links

A pétanque, boules and boccia area has been created by the council as part of The Level Restoration Project. If you are interested in being part of The Level activities programme, email parksprojects@brighton-hove.gov.uk