Green Flag Award Winning Parks
Brighton & Hove has 8 Green Flag parks. Find out where they are, their facilities and more.
Stanmer Park has just been awarded its first prestigious Green Flag, meaning it’s officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks.
You can find out more about the celebrations as Stanmer Park receives its first Green Flag!
All 7 of Brighton & Hove's other existing award-winning parks were also re-awarded prestigious Green Flag Awards by the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign for 2021 to 2022. We expect to apply again for the 2022 to 2023 round.
The city's Green Flag park and open space locations are:
- Easthill Park
- Hove Park
- Preston Park
- Kipling Gardens
- Stanmer Park
- Stoneham Park
- St Ann's Well Gardens
- The Level
The Green Flag Award scheme was designed to raise the standard of public parks and green spaces in England and Wales by recognising and rewarding the best examples in the country. Our parks and green spaces have been successfully competing in the prestigious annual Green Flag Awards since 1998.
What makes a Green Flag Park?
The Green Flag Award is judged on the following key criteria:
A welcoming place
The overall impression for any member of the community - regardless of the purpose of their visit - should be positive and inviting.
Healthy, safe and secure
The park or green space must be a healthy, safe and secure place for all members of the community to use.
Clean and well maintained
For visual as well as health and safety reasons, issues of cleanliness and maintenance must be adequately addressed.
Methods used in maintaining the park or green space and its facilities should be environmentally sound.
Conservation and heritage
Attention should be paid to the conservation and appropriate management of landscapes, wildlife, fauna, buildings and structural features.
The park or green space management should actively pursue the involvement of members of the community who represent as many park or green space user groups as possible.
There should be good provision of information to users, about management strategies, activities, features and ways to get involved. The park or green space should be promoted as a community resource.
A management plan or strategy should be in place; this should clearly address all the above criteria. A financially sound management of the park or green space must also be demonstrated.
Contacts and useful links
To find out more about the award, visit the Green Flag award website.
If you have visited any of our Green Flag Parks, why not let us know what you think? Contact CityParks@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 29 29 29.