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.
Hove Park is one of eight parks in the city that is recognised by the Green Flag award scheme.
Hove Park is popular with local residents, dog walkers and runners. The park features a mix of large areas of open grass, mature trees, flower beds and recreational facilities including a miniature railway.
At the eastern edge of the park is the ‘Fingermaze’, a piece of public sculpture carved into the park and lined with stone and lime mortar. The Fingermaze is a giant fingerprint which incorporates a Cretan labyrinth within its whirling design. You can find more information under the 'points of interest' section.
Interested in volunteering and getting involved at Hove Park?
- for more information on Hove Park, and ways to get involved in the park's community future, visit the Friends of Hove Park website
- check out our events diary to find out about events and activities in the city's parks
- visit the parks volunteering webpage
Sports and Activity Facilities
- children's playground - find out more about the city's playgrounds - the playground will have more upgrades in 2023
- 3G football pitch and another football pitch
- Tennis courts x 7
- Riptide Gym
- Basketball court
- climbing rock
- table tennis tables
- outdoor gym
- trim trail
- Toilets. Find out more about public toilets in the city.
- Pavilion Tea House
Points of Interest
- Miniature steam railway
- The Goldstone boulder - more information about The Goldstone Boulder
- Storytelling chair
Hove Park is an accessible park. Find out more about disabled access parks in the city.
Report a problem in the park
Have you found a problem at the park? If so, contact us using our Cityparks problem report form.
Brighton and Hove Buses 5, 5A and 5B have regular and frequent services to the Sackville Road/Old Shoreham Road/Nevill Road junction, approximately 200m from Hove Park.
Big Lemon Bus service 47 stops on both sides of Old Shoreham Road at the southern end of the park.
Hove Park is about half a mile from Hove Station or around a mile from Aldrington Station.
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. Download a city cycle map here.
You can hire a bike from BTN BikeShare at the Old Shoreham Road (southern) entrance.
There is parking available along Goldstone Crescent which surrounds most of the park.
- Park: Always open.
- Pavilion Tea Rooms: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Hove Park's great claim to fame, the Goldstone, lies in its southwest corner. This huge rock, weighing about 20 tons, is commonly believed to have been used by the Druids for worship. The shape of a human face is clearly visible in the stone - have a good look and you'll spot it.
Get involved and find out more
- Park Rangers - What are they doing in your area?
- One of our Easily Accessible parks
- Dedicate a Bench or Donate a Tree at this park.