With its beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands, Stanmer Park is just as perfect for a family picnic as it is for a kick about with your friends or those looking for a bracing walk over the Downs.
A successful funding bid was made to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund in 2016 to enable restoration of the park's historic features and landscape to g ahead. Construction is due to start January 2019. Learn more about the restoration project.
Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city. Whether you want to take part in sports or sit and enjoy a picnic on a summer’s day, Preston Park is the perfect place to go.
Set in a sheltered valley Queens Park is perfect if you want to take a short stroll and relax. There is a wildlife garden planted by a local herbalist who runs workshops in the garden.
Hove Park is popular with local residents, dog walkers and runners. The park covers almost 40 acres and features a mix of large areas of open grass, mature trees, flower beds, sports and play facilities.
St Ann's Well Gardens
St Ann's Well Gardens, not far from Hove seafront, is a treat for the tree-lover and will appeal to young and old alike. There is a wide range of native and exotic trees giving the gardens their unique character and providing shelter and tranquillity for wildlife.
Dyke Road Park
Dyke Road Park has a network of well maintained paths which wind through ornamental shrubs and herbaceous borders and also features a café with a raised terrace and views of the sea.
East Brighton Park
The Level is one of the largest public open spaces in central Brighton.
This popular community park was completely restored in 2013, following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. The Level now offers a range of attractions, facilities and activities for all to enjoy. The park also has a community volunteer-led Activity Plan, with many more opportunities for people to become actively involved through volunteering and in other ways.
Bordered to the north and east by woodland, Withdean Park is a large informal space with good views of the South Downs. The park is popular with dog walkers and those with an interest in horticulture.
Wild Park is Brighton & Hove's largest Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and has extensive woodland walks and spectacular views over the city.
Although compact in size, Blakers Park has a large number of features including a small friendly café, tennis courts and a recently renovated playground. The park also contains a distinctive Victorian clocktower.
Stoneham Park features a children’s playground, sporting facilities and a community run café. The TalkShop support centre is also based in the park and provides the local area with an important community resource.
Easthill Park has a large number of attractive features that include a beautiful walled garden, full of mature shrubs and herbaceous borders. The War Memorial provides a focal point for the well-attended Remembrance Sunday Parade.
Hollingbury Park and Woods
Placed along the Ditchling road, Hollingbury Park has a large grass area and woodland walkways for those looking to take the dog out in a country setting. There is also a large, newly rebuilt playground with picnic tables which are perfect for families.
Saunders Park is located towards the east of the city. It is tucked into a corner, off Lewes Road and Hollingdean Road and rising uphill towards Fiveways. It has benefited from significant investment during 2018 and 2020. There is new café and public toilets. The new "More than you thought" signage hints at the many facilities and attractions of this 4 acre community and wildlife haven.