Bordered to the north and east by woodland, Withdean Park is a large open space with good views of the South Downs. The park is popular with dog walkers and those with an interest in horticulture.

Contact the Friends of Withdean Park for more information about the park and details of how to get involved in volunteering work days and other activities at Withdean Park.

Welcome to Withdean Park


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Points of Interest

Large collection of Lilacs
Lily Pond
Fenced off Dog walking area

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Woodland Walks

Report a problem in the park

Have you found a problem at the park? If so, contact us using our online City Parks problem report form.

Getting there

Brighton City map

Click the map above to find the park's location.

The 5 and 5A buses run past the bottom of the park and the 5B runs to the top of the park during the day. Further information and timetables available from the Brighton & Hove Bus company

There are cycle lanes leading to the park from the city centre and various places to secure your bicycle to around the park. For more information on cycling around the city check the Journey On site.

There is limited free parking available on Woodland Way.

Opening Times -
Park: Always open.

Don't miss this.....

Withdean woodland walk

Surrounding the park to the North and East is an extensive woodland walk, perfect for those looking for shade on a sunny day.
The park also boasts a lily pond garden, a varied collection of trees and shrubs and one of the largest collections of lilacs in the world. The collection has inspired the park's popular annual fair 'The Lilac Lark'.

You can also Dedicate a Bench at this park.

Get involved and find out more

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Park Rangers - What are they doing in your area?

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One of our Easily Accessible parks

More information 

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